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;GA Media Board 
■pntroversy signals need 
■or new selection system 

gee editorial, page 4 


Gatewood leads 
Demon baseball to 
Southland Conference 
playoffs; Wells resigns 
Page 8 



Father's day a bittersweet 
occassion for one 
Northwestern student 

Page 3 

me Current Sauce 

u esday, June 14, 1994 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 


RKING LOT: A Northwestern 
ient was assaulted at Bossier 
j June 6. page 2 


:R CHARGES: Northwestern 
jent Robert Thomas was 
irged with the drive by shooting 
iNatchitoches woman, page 2 

(MORABILIA: As part of 
lisiana's educational history, 
itson Library will exhibit such 
icational items as 1900 text- 
iles and ink wells through 
just 1. 




»ra hundred artists and 
Aers displayed their homemade 
|te at the 20th annual Melrose 
atation Ai ts and Crafts 
itival Saturday and Sunday. 
90 6 

IMMER: The National Center 
Historic Preservation Technol- 
Jand Training will choose a 
tctor to man the Center located 
'.he NSU campus, page 6 


SUST: Brandy Wiley's trial is 
lively set for August 22. 
j is charged with the second 
i murder of 33-year-old 
rlli s Allbritton and her 1 i-year- 
; son, Jason. 



IG:Six employees for White 
i Canoe Company were 
in a freak lightening 
ent Saturday, page 2 


rent electrical fire got out of 
ol Sunday night. The 
8iana Fountain Supply 
"pany burned for hours before 
Oen could completely extin- 
the flames. 


Word men combat 

^E: Men are now taking a 

to combat rape. A Stanford 
^ersity student has started a 
^prevention program for men. 

•MPUTERS: Students can now 
'out about job opportunities 

Computers can assist in jot 
* r ches for college students 
'° u ghout the United States. 
V 2 

SGA rejects media board recommendation for KNWD manager 

Schneyer appointed 
interim manager for 
campus radio station 

The executive officers of the SGA 
appointed Sean Schneyer, a senior 
physics and computer science ma- 
jor, as acting general manager of 
KNWD for the summer amid con- 
troversy and confusion. Failure of 
the SGA to reach an agreement over 
a general manager for the radio sta- 
tion prompted the executive officers 
to act for the senate. 

This is the most recent in a 
series of decisions which began with 


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^Srial 4 Briefs 2 

8 City/State 9 

3 Campus 2 

the routine Student Media Board 
meeting on April 28. The non-sen- 
ate committee, which is made up of 
faculty and student members, meets 
each year to review applicants for 
the Editor-in-Chief positions of the 
Potpourri, CurrentSauce, andArgus, 
and the General Manager of KNWD. 
The media board makes its recom- 
mendations, which the SGA usually 
approves without controversy. This 
year, however, problems plagued the 
approval process. 

The first SGA meeting, called to 
approve the recommended candi- 
dates, passed the appointees for the 
Current Sauce editor, Jeff Guin, and 

the Potpourri editor, Jeremy 
Broussard. Several students ap- 
peared to complain that the appoin- 
tee for KNWD, Sean Schneyer, and 
Argus, Amy Daldry, were not quali- 
fied or acceptable candidates, and 
the SGA did not approve either. 

According to complainants, 
Daldry failed to meet the require- 
ments for holding the Argus 
editorship because her application 
was late. Several Argus staff mem- 
bers spoke against Daldry, saying 
that she did little work for the maga- 
zine, and that she missed many 
meetings. Daldry was not present 
it the meeting to defend herself. 

Neither of the other applicants, Lisa 
Price and Jason Smith, met the re- 
quirements either; Price was a part- 
time student during the semester of 
the application, and Smith never 
served on the Argus staff. 

Several staff members from 
KNWD appeared to speak for and 
against Schneyer. Some complained 
that he was "unprofessional" and 
that they would prefer not to work 
for him. Others spoke highly of him, 
and felt he would do a good job as 
general manager. Schneyer was 
chosen above the other two appli- 
cants, Jeff Burkett and Tommy 
Hazelwood, both junior broadcast 

journalism majors. The SGA de- 
cided to send both recommendations 
back to the media board for further 

The Student Media Board met a 
second time on May 5. At this meet- 
ing, Fred Fulton, Dean of Students, 
said that the SGA's previous deci- 
sions were not valid because not 
enough members were present for 
an acceptable vote. Many students 
attended this meeting, and ex- 
pressed opinions for and against the 
two controversial candidates. The 

See Media Board/ Page 2 

Gasoline fires 
put NSU Sports 
in hot seat 

Under Construction 

By Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 

The Demons fired up for the SLC tourna- 

The baseball team prepared for games the 
same way they always did following hard rains. 
They poured gasoline on the over-saturated 
diamond and ignited it to dry the fields. 

Chief Kickiti Williams said the tactic worked, 
but it "is actually a violation of the Environmen- 
tal Protection Agency — with gasoline being a 
petroleum product." 

When University Police heard what the 
team was planning, they went to advise the 
team not to do it — a little too late. 

Lighting fields to remove water is a com- 
mon practice all over the state. 

University police contacted environmental 
officials, but no further action was necessary. 

"It is in violation, but they (DEQ officials) 
don't consider it a hazard because it was burned. 
Although, it does leave a small amount of oil in 
the ground, " Williams said. 

The incident was caused because it was 
"something I overlooked. I take that responsi- 
bility," Tynes Hildebrand, athletic director, said. 
"I am very conscious of EPA standards because 
they are good. I am very much concerned with 

See Gas Fires/ Page 2 

The Kyser Hall parking lot has been date on the Kyser Hall project as well as 
completely grated as a result of the other campus projects will be featured 
campus beautification project. An up- in the June 28 The Current Sauce. 

Freshman Connection to help students adjust to college life 

Incoming freshmen can get 
ahead by participating in Freshman 

This is a summer program 
which includes a two-day visit to the 
campus by incoming freshmen. A 
parents' program is offered simulta- 
neously to answer questions that 
they may have about university life. 

Freshman Connectors, 20 NSU 
students, assist the incoming fresh- 
men with the transition to college 

The students are are given the 

opportunity to become familiar with 
the campus, preregistration, finan- 
cial aid, housing and a number of 
other important activities on cam- 

By the time their visit is com- 
plete, the students will have com- 
pleted the registration process with 
the exception of fee payment. 

Gail Jones, director of Student 
Support Services, said, "The pro- 
gram is designed to be both an orien- 
tation and a recruiting tool. 

Many times Freshman Connec- 

tion is the first experience a student 
has on campus, and this is one rea- 
son that so many hours of prepara- 
tion and planning go into the pro- 

"We offer a Parents Orientation 
Program and give them an opportu- 
nity to meet and talk with adminis- 
trators and staff on a firsthand ba- 
sis," Linda Davis, assistant Fresh- 
man Connection coordinator, said. 
"With a program like this, parents 
can see exactly what Northwestern 
can offer their kids " 

The SAB helps with Freshman 
Connection by providing disc jock- 
eys for the dances on Thursday 
nights, by hosting the Organization 
Expo on the first night of every ses- 
sion, and assisting with planned 

The Organization Expo also 
gives the students an idea of what 
Northwestern can offer. 

Approximately 30 groups are 
positioned at tables with represen- 
tatives and information to raise stu- 
dent awareness and interest. 

s Vql. 83, No. 1 

For ttHie 


The 1994 Potpourri 

Band students say 1994 
yearbook not For the People 

Bv Bridgette Morn am 

7 lie Current Sauce 

The 1994 Potpourri, For The 
People, covered a wide variety of top- 
ics, however, much to the chagrin cf 
many NSU band studentsv the Spirit 
of Northwestern Marching Band was 
not one of them. 

Several members of the band 
submitted the following written com- 
plaint to Larrion Hillman, Potpourri 
editor, and his staff: "To The 1994 
Potpourri staff and advisors: Why 
did you neglect to feature one of the 
largest institutions on this campus? 

1 am referring to the fact that the 
'Spirit of Northwestern' Marching 
Band was completely ignored in the 
1994 Potpourri. Not only was this 
performing ensemble neglected, but 
also the entire Choral department 
as well as the Natchitoches North- 
western Symphony Orchestra. 
Thank you so very murh for your 
attention to our hard work and ef- 
forts." One hundred eighteen stu- 
dents and faculty members signed 
the complaint. 

Brad Thibodaux, a. band stu- 
dent from Houma, wrote and orga- 
nized the complaint. He thought the 
yearbook over-emphasized subjects 
such as couples living together, cheap 

dating and alcohol consumption, and 
under-emphasized large organiza- 
tions like the marching band. "They 
featured too many things that con- 
cerned too few people," Thibodaux 

They left out one of the largest 
groups — with students from all 
over the state and from other states, 
he said. Thibodaux said the march- 
ing band and other musical en- 
sembles deserved coverage for the 
many activities they participated in 
last year. 

"We did a lot of hard work to 

See YEARBOOK/ Page 2 

Seven vie 
for title 

By Jane Baldwin 

The Current Sauce 

On Saturday, seven 
Northwestern students includ- 
ing Miss Lady of the Bracelet, 
Rebecca Bade, will compete 
in the Miss Louisiana Pag- 
eant Saturday. Of those, five 
are veterans of the pageant. 

Bade, Julie Cameron, 
Kelly Cobb, Melissa Mabou, 
and Christy Moncrief have 
participated in the pageant 
before. Other NSU students 
participating are Chelsey 
Collins and Jennifer Stratton. 

Despite the prior pageant 
experience, Bacle says the 
anxiety is still present. "I am 
anxious but more enthusias- 
tic.'she said. "It will be a long 

Mabou, 1993-94 Miss 
LOB, was second runner-up 
in last year's Miss Louisiana 

The pageant activities 
and interviews began yester- 
day and will continue until 
the ten semi-finalists have 
been selected. The finals of 
the Miss Louisiana Pageant 
will be televised by KNOE on 
at 8 p.m. Saturday. 


News Br 


Continued from front page 

committee met in an executive 
session, and decided to resubmit 
the same four candidates to the 

Jay Budd, a senior from New 
Orleans, expressed the opinion 
that the media board needed to 
make different recommendations. 

"If the SGA reflects these 
again, it will only come back here, 
then go back to the SGA and so 
forth," Budd said. "It will be a 
never-ending cycle." 

On May 9, the SGAagain met 
to vote on the media board's rec- 
ommendations. Argus was first 
on the agenda and Randy Price 
presented the SGA with a peti- 
tion signed by 10 percent of North- 
western students who did not 
want Daldry approved. 

Schneyer came prepared to 
defend himself against those who 
opposed him as general manager 
of KNWD with written state- 
ments, signed by many students, 
stating his qualifications. Sev- 
eral students spoke in his defense, 
while others again expressed the 
opinion that he was not the leader 
for KNWD. One detractor stated 
that Schneyer did not know how 
to use the recording equipment; 
Schneyer responded to this accu- 
sation by pointing out that he had 
taught himself how to use the 

"I was, charge of PSAs and 
giveaways,"Schneyer said. "They 
were able to use me for various 
dutie8...It allowed me to learn 
about all areas of the station." 

Still another complaint was 
that Schneyer's majors of physics 
and computer science are unre- 
lated to radio. 

"Although this doesn't seem 
like it is directly related to radio, 
it is directly related to manage- 
ment and decision-making," 
Schneyer said. "As a computer 
programmer, I learned early on 
that it is important to break prob- 
lems down to small pieces, i.e., to 
delegate authority." 

The SGA went into executive 
session and voted by secret ballot 
approving Daldry 13-1, but voted 
against Schneyer again with a 9- 
5 vote. 

Student attacked 
utside Bossier dorm 

An NSU student was attacked 
outside Bossier Hall in the park- 
ing lot at about 8:30 p.m. June 6. 
According to NSU police, she was 
grabbed from behind, but was able 
to free herself. 

An ambulance from the Nat- 
chitoches Ambulance Service ar- 
rived at the scene, but police said 
no injury was visible. 

No suspects were arrested. 
The crime is still under investiga- 

■ Thomas charged 
with attempted mur- 

NSU student Robert D. Tho- 
mas, 21, of DeRidder was charged 
with second degree attempted 
murder May 24 for shooting into 
the car of an elderly Natchitoches 

She was shot on the left side of 
the neck while driving on High- 
way 1 17 on January 28. She recov- 
ered from the wounds. 

The gun used was the same 
.380 automatic which discharged 
in Thomas' bag wh"- •'"dropped it 
in a Kyser Hall classroom Feb. 2. 

m Freak lightning 
accident injures six 

Two people were seriously in- 
jured in a freak lightening acci- 
dent Saturday afternoon while 
working on canoes on the 
Wquishata River in Allen Parish. 

The men were working along 
with four others for the White 
Sands Canoe Company when the 
lightening struck. 

Eighteen-year-old Joshua 
Floyd was struck from the neck 
down and transported to 
Galveston, Texas, for medical 
treatment. Dornell Loyll, 28, was 
also struck from the neck down 
and sent to Moss Regional Hospi- 
tal in Lake Charles. 

Lawerence Floyd, 36; Wendell 
Mercantel, 2 j, Billy Henry, 21 and 
Mike Petry, 17 were also struck 
by the lighte i li ng but received only 
moderate injuries. 

Recent contruction on the Kyser Hall parking lot included 
repaying sidewalks and other pedestrian areas 

■ Students use com- 
puters for job search 

Beginning a job search is never 
easy for college seniors. However, 
the ever-increasing amount of in- 
formation available via the com- 
puter superhighway is providing an 
electronic alternative to the tradi- 
tional job search. 

John Abriano, a senior at Penn 
State University, faced the grueling 
task of putting his diploma to work. 
He, like many college seniors, be- 
gan the job search through the tra- 
ditional avenues of newspaper ads 
and employment services. 

He changed his approach, how- 
ever, after "discussing" the trials of 
the out-of-work college graduate one 
night on CompuServe, an online 
computer network. 

"People were suggesting that I 
use the computer for my job hunt," 
Abriano says. "I spent the next few 
nights on the bulletin board, asking 
around about jobs." 

In less than two weeks, Abriano 
accepted an offer from a cellular 
phone company in New York. 

"My roommates were kidding 
me about finding work without ever 
leaving my couch," he said. "It wasn't 

quite that casual, but I have to ad- 
mit it was pretty simple." 

During a time when many cor- 
porations continue to cut back on 
campus recruiting, students are 
turning to their personal comput- 
ers for job leads. 

Students at Emory University 
in Atlanta are using various soft- 
ware packages to input their re- 
sumes on a system that can be re- 
viewed by potential employers, and 
the university has developed its own 
software program that enables re- 
cruiters to place job listings on a 
database accessible to all Emory 

More and more, college career 
placement offices faced with shrink- 
ing budgets are using computer da- 
tabases to pool resources. 

Meanwhile, various online job- 
hunting services are helping to 
match up thousands of applicants 
with prospective employers. 

Online Career Center, a non- 
profit organization based in India- 
napolis, lists 12,000-14,000job open- 
ings and more than 18,000 resumes 
within the service, and the num- 
bers are constantly increasing, Bill 
Warren, the center's executive di- 
rector, said. 

But not everyone agrees on the 

effectiveness of job hunting elec- 
tronically, at least not yet. 

John Challenger, a partner 
in the Chicago-based 
outplacement firm of Challenger, 
Gray and Christmas, says that 
online searches are only one as- 
pect of a more involved job-hunt- 
ing process. 

"The computer, like the fax 
machine before it, has become a 
way to speed up the job search," 
he says. "The ultimate goal is still 
that face-to-face interview. Using 
a computer is only a way to pique 
an employer's interest." 

■ Stanford men or- 
ganize against rape 

In an effort to combat rape, a 
Stanford University student has 
started a rape prevention pro- 
gram for men. 

"Why should women have to 
take self-defense classes when it 
isn't thier responsibility to stop 
rap?" Matthew Mitzel, who helped 
the program asked. "It should be 
men learning how not to rape, 
rather than the women learning 
how not to be raped." 

Last year Mitzel helped to 
organize Stanford's first Men's 
Collective, 10 male students who 
meet two hours a week to discuss 
ways to prevent sexual assault. 

The meetings are a forum for 
men to express their feelings 
about women, sex and relation- 
ships, Mitzel said. 

"The idea is not to be accusa- 
tory toward men, but to say that 
this is a problem that concerns 
us, and we need to work together 
to solve it," Mitzel said. 

Mitzel's concern about rape 
began during a relationship that 
he had with a female student who 
was afraid of being raped. 

Her fears affected her life, 
the clothes she wore and how she 

"For some crazy reason, I 
believed in freedom and 
equality.. .and this to me was say- 
ing that there really isn't any 
freedom and equality," Mitzel 
said. "I want to change that." 

Tugsday^une 14. IQo^j 

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the environment." 

According to Department of 
Environmental Quality ombudsman 
James Friloux, gasoline is not a par- 
ticularly hazardous material, "since 
obviously we burn it in our cars." 

Hildebrand said, "Not realizing 
that gasoline could not be used, I 
didn't recognize that it was a prob- 
lem. We were trying to get the dia- 
mond ready for SLC and it worked. 
But we shouldn't have used it." 

When gasoline is ignited it re- 

leases fumes from the hydrocarbons, 
but the fumes are very quickly dissi- 

Friloux said, "Air hazards were 
immediate and are now long gone. 
Residue would be minimal, so after 
a few hours there would be no last- 
ing pollutant. The environmental 
impact was short-lived." 

"They have agreed not to do it 
any more, and everything is fine," 
Williams said. The next best alter- 
native that they will be using in the 
future includes time and sunshine. 

represent the University," 
Thibodaux said. "It just kind of hurt 
for them to leave us out like that. It 
hurt a lot of other people, too." 

Bill Brent, SON hand director, 
was displeased with the overall qual- 
ity of the book and the lack of band 
coverage. I was disappointed that 
such a large organization that repre- 
sents so many students from differ- 
ent organizations was not included, 
he said. 

Thomas Whitehead, Potpourri 

advisor, however, felt the subject 
matter of the yearbook was relevant 
to student issues. He also noted the 
stories in the yearbook are not cho- 
sen by the students. The content of 
the yearbook — whether one agrees 
or not — is determined by the edi- 
tor," he said. "Larrion Hillman saw 
fit to decide these were the materi- 
als to go in the book." 

Among the materials included 
in the book were articles about 
condoms, dating and married 

couples on campus. Among subjects 
not given a large amount of coverage 
were NSU spirit groups. 

The omission of the band and 
similar groups was "an editorial de- 
cision because the band has been 
covered so much in the past and we 
though there might be other organi- 
zations and issues which had been 
previously neglected," Hillman said. 
"And this year we attempted to cover 
a variety of students' concerns." 

Hillman said he and his staff 

were surprised by the negative reac- 
tion to the yearbook. "I was com- 
pletely shocked," he said. "I did not 
realize that it would cause such a 
disturbance because when other or- 
ganizations had been left out [of 
previous yearbooks] they had not 
been as loud. 

"Overall we're proud of the year- 
book that we put together. And for 
those people who were not satisfied, 
we'd like to see them get more in- 
volved [with the yearbook] next year. 

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Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival 
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tergent boxes, cut paper-dolls from 
ibepages of the Sears-Roebuck Cata- 
log and rode for miles on 
stick-horses. They played 
games such as "Red Rover," 
"Anny Over," and 
"Numbltypegs," to while 
iway the endless summer days. 

This year, the Natchitoches- 
)(SU Folk Festival will celebrate the 
toys and games of Louisiana and 
rill present both old and new con- 
*pts of play. 

Louisiana has a reputation for 
having fun, and we wanted to tap 


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into that spirit at our festival," said 
Dr. Don Hatley, director of the Loui- 
siana Folklife Center and the Folk 
Festival. ' This year's theme is prob- 
ably the most universal theme we've 
ever had. Everybody has gone 
through childhood and remembers 
the toys they played with and the 
games they played. [The theme] also 
lets people know that folk culture is 
something that everyone can par- 
ticipate in." 

The Festival is in its 15th year, 
and it has been selected by the South- 
east Tourism Society as one of the 
"Top Twenty Events" in the South- 
east for July 1994. 

The festival always has a wide 
variety of Louisiana craftspeople to 
demonstrate and sell their wares. 
This year, a special effort has been 

made to include artists who make 
toys, games, and other fun items. 

Tom Bryant will have his beau- 
tiful to-scale cars; Alfred Perez's min- 
iature boats and Rita Fontenot's tiny 
Cajun houses are sure to be crowd- 
pleasers. Festival veterans Leo 
Royston and Blake Owen will again 
have their wonderful wooden toys 
that delight kids of all ages. Native 
American craftsman Curtis Lees will 
demonstrate and sell his blowguns 
and arrows, and Lair Lacour and 
Bonnie Boudreaux will have dolls 
for sale. Of course, there will also be 
a wide variety of other crafts, from 
Native American jewelry to African- 
American baskets, as well as duck 
decoys, walking sticks and decorated 
gourds, pottery, tatting and caned 

Dan Fellows, of Shreveport, will 
have an exhibit of some of the oldest 
sports cards and other sports memo- 
rabilia, which will complement the 
rich display of artifacts in Prather 
Coliseum's Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame. LSU-Shreveport archivist 
Laura Street will provide a display 
of Anglo toys and photos of games 
and other play activities, and NSU's 
own Williamson Museum will ex- 
hibit Native American dolls and 

Another part of the Festival wil 1 
include the contests. The "World's 
Best Liars and Braggers" contest is 
sure to be great fun. "Tall-tales, fish- 
stories, and exaggerated jokes are a 
big part of our culture in Louisiana," 
Hatley said. The contest will be em- 
ceed by Thelma Daigle of Scott, La.„ 

who won third place in a similar 
contest at Acadian Village in 
Lafayette. There are still openings 
for competitors; stories should be 3- 
five minutes long, suitable for a 
family audience, and, of course, ex- 
aggerated and funny. 

Interested parties should go to 
the Folklife Center, in room 213 
Kyser, to register. 

Game demonstrations will also 
play a part in the Festival. Volun- 
teers will be on hand to demonstrate 
and teach such games as dominoes, 
checkers, boure, dice, and marbles. 

Festival visitors are encouraged 
to bring their old toys to the festival, 
where classic toy expert Barry Owen 
will be performing evaluations and 
appraisals. A video camera and other 
recording devices will be set up for 

documenting the toys, as well as 
stories, dances and descriptions of 

The Kid Fest area will be moved 
inside the coliseum this year and 
will be integrated into the larger 
festival theme. Activities kids have 
come to love and expect, such as 
face-painting, alligator-petting, pot- 
tery, and magic shows, will continue 
inside the Coliseum in a cool, com- 
fortable atmosphere. 

Don't miss the fun at the Nat- 
chitoches-NSU Folk Festival, July 
15, 16, and 17. As always, the Festi- 
val will feature Louisiana music, 
from blues, jazz and zydeco to blue- 
grass and country, as well as the 
third annual Gumbo Cook-off, all 
located in air-conditioned Prather 

By Heatiif.r Urena 

Tlie Current Sauce 

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s corn- 
did not 
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iher or- 
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ad not 

^nd for 
iore in- 
set year. 

Rivet looks at several pictures of Amy, and he happens to be wearing his Father's Day gift 
from last year. 

Gordon Rivet is not just an ordi- 
nary student but also an extraordi- 
nary dad. He balances work, school 
and traveling back and forth to New 
Orleans to visit his 8-year old daugh- 
ter, Amy. 

He may have just finished his 
last class; he is waiting to hear about 
the outcome on the acceptance of 
another class so he can graduate. 

Rivet has an associate's degree 
from Delgado College and is plan- 
ning to graduate with honors from 
Northwestern. He also serves as the 
news director for theiocal radio sta- 
tion, KZBL. 

Approximately five years ago 
Rivet moved to Natchitoches to pur- 
sue his degree in journalism, so that 
he could better provide for his daugh- 
ter. He balances everything by us- 
ing "a lot of time management and 
doing a lot of praying and adjusting 
for myself and my family." 

Rivet enjoys fathers' days be- 
cause he doesn't normally receive 
the traditional tie. Amy usually gives 
him golf balls, a small trophy or Tee- 
shirt . Something that she just feels 
is appropriate. 

"We keep in contact via the tele- 
phone weekly, we write letters and 
we go down there at least once a 
month. We're [Rivet and his present 
wife] hoping to have it where she 
can come up and visit once school is 


Rivet, like any proud father, 
repeated several cute anecdotes 
about Amy and how she has grown 
up — with tears in his eyes. 

"There are a lot of variables 
involved with school that really 
hinder-that made it tough for trie 
and for her. 

"I am not your typical father. I 
don't believe in how a lot of men who 
feel that a father has to be stern and 
never say I love you. I tell her I love 

her all the time. 

"The reason I went back to school 
was for her because of the fact that I 
can better support her, make more 
money and hopefully spend more 
time without having to go to school." 

Rivet is looking at a possible 
position as a graduate assistant so 
he can work toward a communica- 
tions master's degree through North- 
western beginning in September. 

Amy is in fourth grade, and her 
dad seemed very proud to say that 
she is also an honors student . Amy is 
very supportive of her dad and seems 
to understand how busy he is with 
school. She and her dad have some 
common ground when they talk 
about tests or class. 

Rivet was very emotional as he 
'described what he treasures most. 
"I've said this and I get a tear in my 
eye every time I think about it but it 
was the first time she hugged my 
neck and told me she loved me. 

"I've been very fortunate." 

Space Program helps kids to learn 

By Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 

Students of all ages from 10 par- 
" e s in Louisiana learned how to 
* c h for the stars in a 16-week sci- 
^ course, "Science: Out of This 
°rld!," broadcast via satellite from 
According to Mike Hawkins, 
*each coordinator of the Space 
Pnce Group and principal instruc- 
the class, the program was very 
^ssful. Many of the classes were 
i" to be a part of the studio audi- 

for live broadcasts. 
I "While they were here, we talked 
them about some of the things 
r| they hud done. Teachers com- 
bed on how the students had 
P*n a lot better at taking notes 
H n g class," Hawkins said. "Some 
r| c ed their students using the ter- 
L^'ogy learned in the class. One 
ij^her could see a real difference in 
^ 8 tudents who took the course and 
8e students she taught straight 
111 the book as far as their under- 

Lading of the relationships using 


1 with science." 

Laura Ponder, director of cre- 
ativities for the Space Science 


P. put together the lessons that 
^taught during the course. About 
|)( ee years ago, Ponder along with 
i °ther teachers began gathering 
Vtj rrna tion from workshops. "We 
Sphered tons and tons of infor- 

mation," Ponder said. "Wejust sifted 
through it, organized it, and the 
lessons kind of fell together." 

Ponder thinks the strength of 
the course is its hands-on aspect. 
"The kids don't have enough time to 
sit back and disengage, or let their 
minds wander for too long," Ponder 
said. "They are constantly thinking 
about science because they are hav- 
ing to do it with the lab wo rk that the 
class entails." 

Roxanne Lane, site coordina- 
tor, acted as the contact for the 
schools who took part in the pilot 

"The favorite part of the pro- 
gram for the kids was t he lab," Lane 
said. "They liked our off-broadcast 
time the best because most of them 
aren't used to doing a lab every single 

Both Ponder and Lano appeared 
on the program to do sliits, work 
with the lab setups or help with 

Some of the skits and i ab setups 
included students swimming to feel 
the effect of weightlessness and act- 
ing out flight launches. 

Next year "Science: Out of This 
World!" will be broadcast to over 
2,000 students throughout of Loui- 
siana. For more information on the 
program or the Space Science Group 
at Northwestern, call 357-fi 186 or 1- 

Northwestern pro 
people experience 

gram offers young 
'Out of this World 7 

Hy Heather Urena 

I he Cunent Sauce 

Some of the department of math- 
ematical and physical sciences' staff 
and faculty have discovered a way to 
make science an 'out of this world' 

Camp Discovery is an attempt 
to help kids learn scientific and 
mathematical principles and relate 
them to the space program in an 
exciting and interesting way. 

The classes include lessons on 
scientific investigation, space archi- 
tecture, robotics, rocket propulsion, 
aviation and astronomy. 

The sessions are taught by 
certified instructors, and counselors 
chosen through the NASA scholar- 
ship program assist. 

The initial costs of the 
simulated mission were funded by 
Northwestern, and according to 
Laura Ponder, director of creative 
activities for the Space Science 
Group, it took an entire semester 
just to build the simulator. Since 
then, the campers' fees support the 

The children work with things 
like bubbles, robotics and rockets. 

The students watch videos, float 
in the pool and try to imagine the 

extreme amount of pressure in or- 
der to prepare for the simulation. 

Rebekah Wilkes, a day camper 
from First Assembly Academy, 
said, "We are going to play like 
we're blasting off." 

"They are going to try to act 
like they are really on the shuttle." 
Mike Hawkins, outreach coordina- 
tor of the Space Science Group, 

"At first they will be leaning 
back in the chairs shaking, and 
then they will go into orbit, "They 
have to act it out. They have to 
know what it is supposed to look 
like, and they have to make it look 

that way." 

Trevor Saunders really got 
into the role playing. "I got to 
sqoosh somebody." 

Grandparents can attend the 
July 10-16 session through an 
intergenerational program, called 
Elderhostel, to participate in the 
activities and simulated space mis- 
sion alongside the children. 

The basic camps will be June 
19-23, June 26-30 and July 24-28. 
The advanced camp sessions are 
scheduled for June 12-16 and July 
17-21. High school students can 
attend a session slotted for July 

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Editorial [ 

Tuesday, June 14 1994 

The Current Sauce 

The Student 
Newspaper of 
Northwestern State 

Est. lgn 

Jeff Guin 


Bridgette Morvant 

Managing Editor 

Jane Baldwin 

News Editor 

The Current Sauce is a student- 
operated publication based at 
Northwestern State University. It 
is published weekly during the fall 
and spring semesters and bi- 
weekly in the summer. Opinions 
expressed herein are those of the 
specific writer and not necessarily 
those of the staff, its aaSnser, the 
administration or the Board of 

Media Madness 

Who will be the official station manager of KNWD for next year? With 
the face-off between the SGA Senate and its offspring, the Student Media 
Board, which selects student leaders of 91.7 FM, The Current Sauce, 
Potpourri, and Argus, we wonder if the whole system is credible. 

For starters, the current system of media head selection does not 
provide the time to accurately evaluate a candidate, because of the short 
time period between the election of the SGA president, his/her subsequent 
appointment of media board members and the meeting, which is usually 
held the day after the appointments. 

Instead, media board members are left to make their decisions on an 
application they receive just before the meeting and read while the candidate 
is beinginterviewed. Therefore, decisions are more based on the classification 
(he's a senior, the other guy can run again next year) and personality of the 
applicant. In addition, many board members are not qualified to recognize 
and ask questions about practical journalism knowledge and experience. 

Clearly, the system can and should be restructured to provide a more 
accurate and simple process. 

Since the majority of the editorial staff from The Current Sauce has 
attended numerous media board meetings and some have served on the 
board, we like to think we know a little something about this subject. We 
suggest the following changes: 

The media board now consists of English department professors graduate 
students and three journalism students selected by the SGA President: not 
the most balanced and representative board , is it? 

Which brings us to the next point. Why not bring media professionals 

"Clearly, the system can and should 
be restructured to provide a more 
simple and accurate process" 

to the board: people who are involved with the day-to-day aspects of 
journalism and know what it takes to lead a medium? With convenient 
scheduling, local professionals could be persuaded to attend these meetings 
and share their practical opinions. But then again for the past twoyears, the 
media board has had to meet more than once in an academic year just to 
select student media heads. 

Advisers of the media should be allowed to sit on the media board as 
they know the students best and know who would be best suited to lead the 
publication they advise. 

Journalism students who sit on the media board should be members — 
in good standing — of at least one student medium. 

Even if the board chooses not to allow these additions to vote, they could 
at least benefit from their knowledgeable opinions. Perhaps this would 
prevent student media leaders from being chosen on the basis of likability, 
personality or classification. 

Finally, media leaders should be chosen through a uniform point- 
awarded basis. Each board member awards so many points to each candidate 
in the categories of related resume experience and interview. Obviously, the 
candidate with the most points is selected. 

Every full-time Northwestern student helps pay for the student media 
with through student activities fees. These steps will help ensure that 
students' money is going to a quality media with qualified leaders. 



Jane Baldwin, editor 


Heather Urena, editor 


Kelvin Pierre, editor 



Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 
Ron Henderson, Ad Design 

Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Kip Patrick 

University should clean up its act 

Smelly bathrooms, dried urine make girls' stay in Bossier Hall a nightmare 

Editors' Note: Readers may find 
the following column revolting — 
unless they already live on campus. 

If cleanliness is next to godli- 
ness then Northwestern State Uni- 
versity is truly "Demonland." I'm 
referring to the shameful state of 
our student dormitories — namely 
the community bathrooms. 

I, like many others, find myself 
residing in Bossier Hall, formerly 
the male athletic dormitory. Aside 
from the fact that there's no sink in 
the room, the bed doesn't fit my 
sheets, there's a small hole in the 
window, I have to slam the door to 
catch the lock .... but I digress . . . 
. the room itself is not bad. 

My complain t lies with the bath- 
room down the hall. I do not mind 
walking down the hall to use the 
restroom or take my daily shower. I 
can live with two small shower stalls 
and three toilet stalls for the entire 
hall. I could live with all of this if 
the facilities were clean! 

From my estimation, the floors 
of the bathrooms have not been 
cleaned since the last residents va- 
cated. I must also add that our the 
athletic prowess of the last resi- 
dents did not include aim" towards 
the toilet. The evidence of this is the 
dried urine which can still be found 
on the floors of the bathroom and on 
the curtains hung in front of the 
toilets for our privacy. Luckily, I've 

In My Opinion 

Bridgette Morvant 

learned to watch my step! 

Unfortunately, one can't help 
but step in the shower stalls. And 
if one is unfortunate enough to 
lack shower shoes (I confess!), she 
soon notices that her feet actually 
stick to the floor from the built up 
grime and soap scum. The shower 
walls also feel slimy with soap resi- 
due and the hair on the shower 
floors if quite beyond tasteful de- 

But this phenomenon is not 
unique to Bossier Hall or to the 
summer sessions. When I lived in 
Varnado Hall (Yes, Varnado Hall) 
last year, I don't believe the bath- 
tub or shower stalls were cleaned 
for the entire spring semester. 
Again, one could feel the grime 
beneath her feet as she tried to get 
clean. Even clumps of mud in the 
bathtub went uncleaned. 

I discussed the situation with 
my RA and she said she had com- 
plained about the state of the bath- 

to help clean them. 

When I lived my obligatory 
first year in Sabine Hall, I shared 
a bathroom with three other girls 

We cleaned our bathroom 


rooms many times but nothing was 

Doesn't the University employ 
custodians for this work. Aren't 
there any health codes which the 
University must follow on this 
matter? If not, then there should 
be. How can students practice 
healthy hygiene in a place which is 

Now some readers may be 
thinking, "Why don't you clean it 
yourself?" Well, in my opinion since 
we pay the University $90 per 
session to live on campus during 
the summer and $490 to live on 
campus during a regular semes- 
ter, the University should provide 
sanitary living conditions. To be 
more specific if the University 
deems it worthwhile to provide us 
with community bathrooms, then 
they should clean them. After all 
the bathrooms in Kyser and other 
education halls are community fa- 
cilities and no one expects all users 

week without fail and I thought 
the system worked rather well. If a 
fair system whereby all hall resi- 
dents equally share bathroom- 
cleaning duties could be worked 
out, I would cease my complaints. 
However, I seriously doubt that 
such a system could really be en- 

And this problem is not com- 
pletely limited to dormitories. One 
night while working late in Kyser 
Hall, I happened to see a custodian 
come into the ladies' restroom with 
a bucket and mop. 

Much to my surprise she 
passed the mop with one sweeping 
zigzag motion — taking approxi- 
mately 30 seconds — and left. Un- 
less she returned to finish her job 
later, that floor was certainly not 

Some may think this problem 
humorous but I do not think it is a 
laughing matter. If students really 
do come first at Northwestern then 
they deserve the right to a clean 
environment. Let's take campus 
beautification one step further and 
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Increased coverage planned for 1994-95 

The Current Sauce will offer expanded coverage of campus and city issues 

"What can we expect from Tht 
Current Sauce this year?" 

That is a question that has been 
asked of me rather often in past 
months. The answer is I don't know. 

The 83 year history of The Cur- 
rent Sauce is rich with highs and 
lows in almost equal amounts. 

From the infamous "Sex on 
Campus" series to coverage of cam- 
pus events surrounding the GulfWar 
we've always given you something 
to talk about, though sometimes it 
was presented more professionally 
than others. 

This year, our commitment to 
you is increased coverage of the 
things that are important to stu- 
dents. Our goal is that you will be 
able to open the paper each week 
assured that your organization's ac- 
tivity will be included somewhere. 

And, as part of our commitment 
to keep you informed, we are also 
expanding our coverage of off-cam- 

Editor's Note 

Jeff Guin 

pus news. The Natchitoches com- 
munity is an integral part of North- 
western and vice-versa. 

We feel that staying informed 
about local happenings leads to a 
better understanding about things 
that affect you directly. 

Also, we hope to dispel the myth 
that Natchitoches is boring by keep- 
ing you up-to-date on what is avail- 
able to do. 

Something else we are hoping 
you will enjoy about the paper this 
year is the design. We have worked 

to develop a contemporary, colorful' 
layout that is pleasing to the eye. 

We aren't expecting to please 
every one all of the time. Good jour- 
nalism often offends more than it 
endears. As has been said many 
times on this page before: The Cur- 
rent Sauce is not a public relations 
tool.There may be negative stories 
about the SGA, the administration 
or even certain individuals on cam- 

But we will do our best to make 
those stories as fair and objective as 

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the cooperation of the various Obtain "tht 
partments and branches of NSU.^**tt buy, p 
can create a quality, comprehensions with 
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We cannot accomplish th^* your 
alone, however. In addition to W 
porting important news, we wish 1 hou 
highlight issues which are of ^^tasli' 
cern to students. We are dependi»pl ectiong ^ 
on you to drop us a line when s^iff^ ^ 
important issues arise on camp uS ' JJtouldn't t 

We are also counting on y o0 jJ rce d to c 
keep us abreast of organizatio"^ ) be th 
activities so that we can 

share tl^se pr0 g 

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photographers and columnists 
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The media board has caused a 
itof stir of late, and plenty of people 
; e grumbling about it. That is, 
Jenty of media people are grum- 
jjng about it, but I dare say most 
Jorthwestern students don't know 
Aat it is, what it does, or what 
Janet it came from. 

Popular rumor (well, I heard 
|is from someone who heard it from 
jomeone, you know how that goes) is 
*at the media board was created 
jick in the '60's to keep some unde- 
sirable hippy from becoming the 
■Jitor of The Current Sauce. Not the 
Lost auspicious beginnings, I'll 
Want you, but since then the board 
kas proven itself a fairly respectable 
jmmittee, even if it did let me edit 
he Argus for three years. These 
hings happen, as they say. 

The media board exists as a 
Lrovision of the SGA's constitution, 
ind, according to Article IV, section 
Lo, it serves "as the advisory/selec- 
tion committee for all student me- 
fia." It is not meant to act as a 
fcensoring agent," and is made up of 
jine members .including several fac- 
ility members, the SGA president, 
imd four students with majors "as- 
sociated with media and/or experi- 
ence requisite." 

These students are recom- 
mended by the head of the Depart- 
ment of Language and Communica- 


tion, appointed by the SGA presi- 
dent, and approved by the SGA sen- 
ate. Members of the media board 
can't be an editor-in-chief of any 
student media, but they may have 
served on the staff of any of the 
student media. 

Therein lies the biggest prob- 
lem of media board make-up in re- 
cent memory (and my memory of the 
media board stretches back pretty 
far, I promise you). The student 
members are generally people that 
have little to do with Northwestern's 
student media. In all my years (six) 
of sitting in the media board hear- 
ings, only one member has been a 
KNWD staff member, and there 
hasn't been one member who served 
on the Argusstaff. 

I've heard similar opinions ex- 
pressed by The Current Sauce and 
Potpourri staff members over the 
years, and I frankly wonder why. 
Although the members are gener- 
ally knowledgeable in media (one of 
this year's members has consider- 
able experience with newspaper 
writing and editing, but not with 
OUR newspaper), they have lacked 
experience with Northwestern me- 
dia, or have been underclass jour- 
nalism majors unknown to the can- 
didates. It would seem that if each of 
the four student members had served 
on one student publication staff, it 

Banana Notes 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

would eliminate the potential for 
the photically challenged (the me- 
dia board) to lead the intellectually- 
challenged (the SGA), so to speak. 
Even if the representative from one 
media staff has political ties to a 
candidate. The other eight members 
should balance out their prejudiced 
votes. Then the SGA should be able 
to accept the recommendations of 
the board as good and well-founded, 
rather than wanting in logic or ac- 

All of which brings up another 
issue: the behavior of the SGA in all 
the media mess. If the media board 
is to do its job, the SGA needs to shut 
up and let the media board work. If 
the SGA, with little or no media 
experience between its members, 
wants to determine the media lead- 
ers itself, it better come up with 
another method, and fast. That or- 
ganization can't agree on much of 
anything, other than allotting stu- 

dent money to "Greek Week, (a chari- 
table cause, as it turns out, but the 
name is off-putting for an indepen- 
dent like myself), so how it's going to 
determine something like an editor 
of the Potpourri is questionable. And 
as long as Northwestern wants to at 
least attempt democracy, the decen- 
tralization of power (via non-Senate 
committees such as the media Board) 
is necessary — allow the SGA to call 
all the shots, and you're allowing a 

In fact, the SGA isn't content to 
trust that anyone on the media board 
knows what they are doing. No, the 
SGA feels it needs to tell the media 
board how to behave, how to act, and 
how to vote. This is obvious in the 
fact that, although most of the SGA 
knows even less than the media 
board, and was not present at the 
media board meetings, it decided to 
twice throw out the recommenda- 
tion made by the committee in re- 

gards to the future general manager 
of KNWD. Although the media board 
interviewed all candidates and twice 
settled on Sean Schneyer, the SGA 
felt that Jeff Burke tt was the better 
candidate. Now, if you remember 
something about applying for jobs, 
you might remember that the choice 
may be made based on all kinds of 
criteria, including how you dressed, 
how you acted, and your credentials. 
A Harvard grad with an attitude or 
a slob from Oxford might lose a job to 
a nice, clean-cut graduate from USL. 
Even if they're all WASPs. This sort 
of thing happens. All the time. 

Burkett has a two-year degree 
in production, which, for the SGA is 
tantamount to his having single- 
handedly won World War III, ruled 
the FCC, and bested Goliath. The 
SGA, with only one member that 
has had anything much to do with 
any student medium, knows next to 
nothing about running a radio sta- 
tion or a literary magazine; in the 
grand fashion of Louisiana politics, 
the SGA doesn't let this lack of knowl- 
edge stop it from trying real hard to 
prove it knows it all. 

Now, an associate degree in pro- 
duction is good and shows initiative 
and all, but management and pro- 
duction are NOT the same thing. A 
data-processing certificate from 
Southern Technical won't necessar- 

ily get you a job editing the Times, 
either, especially if you can't con- 
vince the employer to hire you. And 
believe me, that happens. 

Of course, the SGA expressed 
the opinion that since Jeff Burkett 
had the recommendation of the pre- 
vious general manager and some 
but by no means all of the staff, he 
must be the best person for the job. 

It failed the consistency test by 
ignoring the fact that Lisa Price had 
the full support of the previous Argus 
editor, as well as most, if not all, of 
the former staff. Well, consistency is 
for beginners, I guess, or for Texas 
politicians who certainly have 
Louisiana's beat in the integrity de- 
partment. But then, who doesn't? 

The media board was approved 
by the SGA, and went about its busi- 
ness of making its recommendation 
for editors of student publications 
and manager of the radio station. 
Perhaps if the SGA senators took 
their jobs a little more seriously, 
instead of being so gung-ho on get- 
ting back to all those fun fraternity 
• and sorority parties, if they were 
just a less hasty about approving the 
media board, this mess could have 
been avoided. But they happily made 
their beds, and they might as well lie 
in 'em while they think about the 
mistakes of the past. And obviously, 
many can be found. 

Cynthia Rexford, Fr., 
Denham Springs 

"I'm not happy about the 
bathrooms, because there'll 
be no privacy. I was stay- 
ing in Sabine last month, 
and that was private. " 

Shenika Baisley, Jr., 

don't like [the bathrooms], 
liey're too small and not pri- 
ate enough. I guess they're 
lade for boys, and girls can't do 
II that!" 


Catherine Barry, So., 

"Considering my past ex- 
periences — from last night 
— it's a hell-hole! I did not 
mind Dodd. This place 

Kris Wilson, Fr., Shreveport 

"It's all right, except the air-conditioning 
and heating gets messed up. You meet a 
lot of people, and you hear all the latest 
gossip. It shocked me when I walked in 
the bathroom and there were stalls for 

Paige Robertson, Fr., 

"It's all right, but this is a guy's 
dorm. I don't know why they 
don't put summer guys here. It's 
not private. Sabine's probably 
smaller, but it's more private." 


THE Crossword 

Congressman Daniel 
tatenkowski, Chairman of the Al- 
Jighty House Ways and Means 
"Ommittee, was indicted last week 
id is facingcorruption charges. The 
*mocrat from Illinois has enlisted 
he aid of lobbyists and corporations, 
'ho have contributed to Rosty's le- 
&1 defense fund; some have chipped 
'to the tune of $5,000 apiece. 

One can only hope that those 
"t-digging journalists don't try to 
m doubt upon the surely honor- 
, *>le intentions of these defenders of 
~\ C . e innocent; no doubt the persecu- 
"1 J ton of the obviously guiltless Dis- 
'nser of Wealth and Goodness has 
9 shocked the conscience of corpo- 
Jt -e America that it felt compelled 
ve tbti^ ' donate money. 

he q u8 ^' k course, the possibility exists 
J*t, as Paulette Thomas writes in 
,zb l Nov - 23 editiorl of the Wall Street 

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Thoughts That Occurred 

Pete Muldoon 

P en a cb»i* ct ' ons where the outcome could 
611 S %* Qt their levels of assistance? 
ampU W | ^uldn't the people who are being 
ny ° U al^ Ced t0 c °nt«bute (hello- oxymo- 
zatiofl 1 •»!) be the ones who get to vote on 
are tln» n e8e programs? 
; he ca^ j() Surely in this age of wonders 
^eone can devise a system that 
portef 3 ' jj. u 'd be able to distinguish between 
ists ^ ^ b ' e voters anc l ineligible voters. 

Of course, these days, there might 
not be a lot of eligible voters. 

Got it Right: John Rother, a 

lobbyist for the American Associa- 
tion of Retired Persons (which offi- 
cially supports Clinton's health care 
plan), on finding a way to force it 
upon the public: "People are still 
searching for the magic formula..." 
So are the few remaining members 
of the American Alchemy Society. 

In Pennsylvania, the State 
Supreme Court acknowledged that 
women are required to put up a fight 
if they don't want sex. 

Apparently, just saying no isn't 
good enough these days for the jus- 
tices, who probably made allowances 
for foreigners who don't understand 
the word and are forced to rely on 
body English for communication. It 
is sad to see how ethnocentric we 
have become... 

NASA can't believe that its 
budget is being slashed. It seems 
unthinkable, but it may have to can- 
cel a $ 1 .4 billion probe of Saturn and 
its moon. This is our last chance to 
remain a superpower! (Assuming the 
probe doesn't blow up before it can 
inform us that humans cannot live 

on Saturn unless they answer to 
Captain Kirk.) How will we ever be 
able to face the French without it? 

When will the government 

ever realize it cannot win the drug 
war? How many harmless addicts 
will it send to jail to rot before it 
realizes they need treatment? How 
many lives will it ruin? When will it 
decide to stop playing god and real- 
ize that adults will ultimately an- 
swer their God and not the govern- 
ment for the mistakes they make? 
And will somebody please tell me 
why marijuana is any worse than 
alcohol or tobacco? 

Quote of the Week: Carl 
Upchurch, president of the National 
Council For Urban Peace and Jus- 
tice, on why the NAACP should meet 
with Nation of Islam leader Louis 
Farrakhan: "We [blacks] are all the 
same people with the same heritage 
and history." One more example of 
so-called black leaders joining white 
liberals and conservatives in lump- 
ing all black Americans together, as 
if they can't tell the difference be- 
tween the Nation of Islam and the 
NAACP or favor one over the other. 

Spanish 1010 has reminded me 

of the difference between the third 
person singular in the impersonal 
form (it), and the first person plural 
possessive form (our). I resolve to 
stop using the latter and begin using 
the former when referring to that 
infernal entity known as the govern- 
ment until it shows some sign of 
realizing that it is ours, not just its. 

USA Today didn't ask me 
whether I felt that lawyers and ath- 
letes should make more money than 
teachers, but if they had I might 
have offered a few thoughts. There 
are many athletes who struggle for 
years at the bottom ranks of their 
professions and who never achieve 
the fame or fortunes one might think 
are automatically accorded them. 
Likewise, lawyers. 

Teachers who reach the pin- 
nacles of their profession get high- 
profile jobs too (like president of the 
NEA, where they can sacrifice the 
future of a generation or two in order 
to ensure job stability for their fel- 
low teachers). 

The good teachers I know don't 
spend their time whining about their 
pay; they realize that they get some- 
thing from their jobs a lot of people 
don't: satisfaction in the realization 
that they are helping 
students better themselves. USA 
Today and others would do well to 
stop touting the acquisition of money 
as the only measure of happiness 
and success. 

Clinton has no idea what hap- 
pened with his personal finances for 
a period of about five years, but he 
thinks he can spend our money bet- 
ter than we can. But how will he do 
it now that Danny's gone? 

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Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival remains a crowd-pleaser 

Festival offers crafts from fid 
state area 

By Jane Baldwin 

The Current Sauce 

Eula Davis from Winn Parish braves the heat with hundreds of others to attend the Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival. 


Hundreds of festival goers braved the 
90 degree heat to attend the 20th annual 
Melrose Plantation Arts and Crafts Festival 
held Saturday and Sunday. 

Over 100 crafters from all over Louisi- 
ana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and even 
Oklahoma displayed handicrafts such as 
jewelry, homemade dolls and original pot- 
tery at the historic Melrose Plantation. 

Renee Hopkins came all the way from 
Hot Springs, Ark., to display porcelain dollg 
at her "Bear Necessities" booth. Hopking 
said she heard about the festival from other 
crafters. "I always look for good shows and I 
heard it was a great festival," Hopkins said 

Cliff Mire from St. Martindale braved 
the heat because "so many people come to 
the festival. This is my second time to coroe 
and I always come back because it is a good' 

Dianne Gibson, co-director of the festi- 
val, explained that the festival originally 
began 20 years ago to help finance the up- 
keep of Melrose plantation. 

"Keeping the grounds here at Melrose is 
very expensive," she said. "This seemed a 
good way to raise money for the projects. 

"It was a way to give the community 
access to different crafts that were repre- 
sented from different states. We always get 
a great turnout these two days." 

Located 14 miles outside Natchitoches, 
Melrose Plantation dates back to 1796 and 
has been designated as a National Historic 

The Plantation consists of nine build- 
ings including the African House. It is the 
only Congo-like architecture on the North 
American continent. Other buildings in- 
clude the Big House, the bindery, Ghana 
House, writer's cabin, the weaving house, 
the barn and the cabin home of Clementine 
Hunter, a famous, local folk artist. 



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The Current Sauce 

The National Center for Historic Pres- 
ervation Technology and Training, to be 
based at Northwestern, expects to appoint 
a director by the end of July, according to 
Blane Cliver, acting director. By the end of 
the summer, the Center also expects to hire 
five or six Natchitoches officials. 

The director of the Center will hold a 
federal position, according to Cliver, and 
therefore federal procedures are involved in 
the hiring. 

First the Center advertised the posi 
tion nationally, through major newspapers 
and job descriptions sent to related organi- 

The Center's board reviewed applica- 
tions and interviewed prospective candi- 
dates. Job finalists will be interviewed in 

When a director is chosen, the Depart- 
ment of the Interior must finalize the deci- 

The Historic Preservation Center is a 
federal program to be based at Northwest- 
ern. The Center will provide professional 
information about historic preservation. 

Through the Center protessionals will 
learn about new field technology without 
having to enroll in full-time college courses, 
according to Kathleen Byrd, main contact 
between the university and the Center. 

The Center plans to incorporate work- 
shops and teleconferences into this method 
of teaching, according to Byrd. 

While the Center will not offer a degree 
at Northwestern, Byrd said the social sci- 
ence department plans to develop and add 
degrees in association with the Center. The 
Center will offer some training classes in 
anthropology and archeology. 

According to Cliver, the Center is al- 

ready planning projects that include research 
to standardize cleaning techniques for ma- 
sonry and development of grant program 
proposals for projects in the field. 

Another of the Center's important 
projects will be establishing a host 
INTERNET base to provide research to those 
interested, according to Cliver. If success- 
ful, the program would take about a year to 
complete, he said. 

Another project in the works is the 
restoration of the now-abandoned Women's 
Gymnasium, located near Varnado Hall. 
The Center is completing an archeological 
report on the building. A historical architect 

will help restore the old gymnasium within 
historical standards. 

In regards to the historical quality of 
Natchitoches itself, Cliver said the town, 
with its many resources is an asset to the 

While the Center may study some local 
historical sites, according to Byrd, overall 
research will be conducted on a national 

"We're very excited about the opportu- 1 
nities that the Center will provide for our^ 
degree program and for Natchitoches," Byrd ; 
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Seven to be honored at Northwestern 

Ralph Dupas 

nhe 1994 Louisiana Sports Hall 
of Fame induction weekend is 
just a month away with seven 
stars, headed by football greats Joe 
Ferguson, Ernie Ladd, Rich Jack- 
son and Grambling basketball coach 
Fred Hobdy, slated to officially join 
the ranks of state sports legends. 

Also honored June 24-25 in 
Natchitoches will be Louisiana Tech 
basketball Ail-American Pam Kelly 
and two New Orleans natives, world 
boxing champion Ralph Dupas and 
prep coaching great John Altobello. 

They will be formally inducted 
in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
Saturday night, June 25 at a ban- 
quet capping two days of festivities. 
Also honored will be two recipients 
of the state's Distinguished Service 
Award in Sports Journalism, retir- 
ing Northeast Louisiana University 
sports information director Bob 
Anderson and former Baton Rouge 
sportswriter Bernell Ballard. 

The 22nd annual Hall of Fame 
festivities in Natchitoches include a 
Friday night reception, a Saturday 
morning press conference, a 
scramble golf tournament, a tour of 

historic Natchitoches, a reception at 
the Hall of Fame in Prather Coli- 
seum, and the induction banquet 
and ceremonies in the Student Union 
Ballroom at Northwestern State 

Banquet tickets are $20. There's 
still time to enter the golf tourna- 
ment, played at Natchitoches Coun- 
try Club, with entry fee set at $40 
per player ($30 if no golf cart is 
needed). Banquet tickets can be re- 
served and golf entries can be made 
by calling the Hall of Fame at 357- 
6467 during business hours. 

Ferguson, a Shreveport native 
and Ruston resident, ranks among 
the all-time NFL passing leaders. 
He played 17 seasons in the NFL, 12 
for the Buffalo Bills (1973-84) and 
also with Detroit (1985-87) and 
Tampa Bay (1988-89). 

In 1976, he set NFL records for 
fewest interceptions (1) thrown in a 
season and in 1980, he guided the 
Bills to their first Division title. At 
Shreveport's Woodlawn High, he set 
state and national passing records 
with 6,726 yards and 86 touchdown 

Jackson, a Southern University 
graduate and New Orleans native 
and resident, is regarded as one of 
the top defenders in Denver Bron- 
cos' history. 

Writer Paul Zimmerman of 
Sports Illustrated picked Jackson 
for one of only 11 positions on the 
magazine's all-tie All-Pro team cho- 
sen as part of the publication's 40th 
anniversary in 1993. 

A defensive end, Jackson was 
All-Pro for four strait years (1968- 

Ladd played for legendary coach 
Eddie Robinson at Grambling and 
became one of the most feared and 
respected defensive linemen in pro 
football in the 1960s. 

Nicknamed "Big Cat" because 
of his size (6-foot-9, 320 pounds) and 
agility, Ladd did not miss a game in 
his pro career with San Diego, Hous- 
ton and Kansas City. 

"Nobody has played the defen- 
sive tackle position better than Ernie 
Ladd," Sid Gillman, pro coach, said. 

Hobdy, Grambling's head bas- 
ketball coach from 1956-86, is the 
state's all-time winningest collegiate 

coach with a 567-287 (.664) record. 
He won 10 conference champion- 
ships, led the Tigers to 14 national 
tournaments (including the major 
college NIT in 1980) and won the 
1961 NAIA title. The Winnfield na- 
tive developed all-time basketball 
great Willis Reed, the center for 
Grambling's national championship 
team, and continues to serve 
Grambling as director of athletics. 

Kelly, a product of Columbia 
and Caldwell Parish High, was a 
three-time Kodak All-America cen- 
ter at Louisiana Tech from 1978-82. 
She won the Wade Trophy as the 
country's top player in 1982 as she 
led the Lady Techsters to a second 
straight national championship 
Kelly scored 2,979 points and 
grabbed 1,511 rebounds in her ca- 
reer, both still among the top figures 
in women's college history. 

Dupas was recently named an 
honorable mention pick for the World 
Boxing Council's Hall of Fame. Nick- 
named "Native Dancer" for his fancy 
footwork, he was fighting as a pro at 
14 and was a main-event by 16. He 
claimed the world junior middle- 

weight championship in 1963, high- 
lighting a distinguished 16-year pro 
career in which he was ranked the 
world's No. 1 lightweight in 1955, 
welterweight in 1961 and junior 
middleweight in 1962 by Ring Maga- 

Altobello is one of the most suc- 
cessful prep coaches in state history. 
He won 12 state championships in 
basketball and baseball at two New 
Orleans schools, St. Aloysius and 
DeLaSalle. In 25 years of coaching, 
he never had a losing season in bas- 
ketball or baseball, compiling a 589- 
92 (.865) basketball record and a 
29 202 (.759) baseball mark. 

Anderson is retiring this sum- 
mer after 33 years as NLU's athletic 
publicist. In January 1993, Ballard 
ended a distinguished writing ca- 
reer spanning nearly four decades. 

The Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame was founded by the Louisiana 
Sportswriters Association in 1958 
and its permanent home in 
Natchitoches was established in 
1972. The seven 1994 inductees join 
only 151 previous honorees en- 
shrined in the Hall of Fame. 



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s iSs Dynamic season 

Track and Field: The Cowboy 
Relays at Lake Charles May 28 
may have been the most impres- 
sive competition in the eight-year 
history of Northwestern State's 
Women's track and field pro- 

The records highlighted a 
dominant performance in both 
the men's and women's divisions. 
The men won 10 of 18 events and 
rolled up as many points, 94, as 
McNeese (53) and Lamar (41) 
combined to score. The Lady 
Demons won 88 points. 

Softball Northwestern State first 
baseman Jennifer Jannak, 
outfielder Kathi Morales and 
shortstop Mitzi Groves the were 
named to the 1994 All-Southland 
Conference Softball Team 
Wednesday despite the fact that 
the Lady Demons struggled on 
the field this season. 

Women's TenniS: Northwestern 
State's Southland Conference 
champion women's tennis team 
took six of nine positions and the 
top honors on the All-SLC Team 
announced Tuesday by the 
league office. 

Patric DuBois was voted 
"Coach of the Year" and fresh- 
man Ljudmila Pavlov won 
"Athlete of the Year" honors as 
voted by SLC coaches. North- 
western won the conference title 
last month, scoring a league- 
record 100 points. 

Men'S Basketball: Northwestern 
State's Eric Kubel, the Southland 
Conference Basketball Player of 
the Year, was invited to play in 
the prestigious 42nd Annual 
Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational 

Kubel averaged 24.3 points 
and 13.1 rebounds per game this 
season, ranking as the third- 
leading rebounder in NCAA 
Division I. His scoring average 
ranked 14th. Kubel became the 
first player in 20 seasons to lead 
the SLC in both scoring and 

Demons' record season ends in Regional Tournament 


Reggie Gatewood 

By Jeremy Broussard 

The Current Sauce 

The Northwestern baseball team's 14-9 
loss to the Memphis Tigers on May 29, ended 
the Demons' first regional career and topped 
off a 45-15 record winning season. The De- 
mons settled for a 1-2 record at the Midwest 
I Regional Tournament and ended their final 
game against Memphis after a strong late 
game struggle. 

The Tigers walked into the elimination 
game after a staggering 12-4 defeat from 
third-ranked Oklahoma State. 

Northwestern's first inning stance liter- 
ally fell when outfielders Terry Joseph and 
Zack Watts collided, causing Joseph to miss 
the catch. Facing an accident-prone Demon 
defense, Memphis gripped the lead with three 
runs in the first inning. 

Left fielder Robert Landstad slipped in 
the warning track and two more Tiger runs 
slipped past the Demons in the second in- 
ning. Memphis led 5-0. 

The Demons traded two runs for two 
runs in the fourth inning and shook their 
defensive bad luck. But Northwestern then 
faced an uphill battle against the Tigers who 
led by 11 runs by in the seventh inning. 

Matt Donner's two-run pinch hit homer 
led NSU into an eighth inning rally which 
left the score at 14-8. 

With two outs in the final inning 
Landstad hit his fourth single to drive in 
Leighton Colbert. Brad Duncan hit a single 
and Terry Joseph walked to bring the game 
to a final stand off. Home run hitter and right 
fielder Marco Guajardo approached the plate 
with the bases loaded but only managed to 
hit a fly ball to right field. It was there the 
Tigers ended the game and Northwestern's 
first ever regional competition. 

The Demons' entered as the fifth seed at 
the Midwest I regional competition with one 
of the last NCAA at-large bids. Uncertain of 
their bid to any regional competition, they 
still practiced following their loss of the 
Southland Conference tournament and the 
close of the season. 

The NCAA berth to the Midwest I 
regionals in Stillwater, Okla. was a welcome 
surprise to the Demons. They expected to 
play closer to home. 

In their first game, second seed and 
seventh ranked Cal State Fullerton ran away 
with the victory in the eighth inning after 
Northwestern committed six errors. 

The Demons lagged behind at 1-0 until 
a fourth inning RBI from Donner. But the 
Cal State Titans bounced back with three 
runs in the bottom half. 

By the eighth inning, Northwestern 
had only three runs to the Titan's six after a 
bases loaded assault that resulted in one 
run. From there, Demon errors led the Ti- 
tans to a hard fought victory. 

The next day the Demons turned their 
luck around and won the first ever regional 
victory in NSU baseball history against Illi- 
nois State. 

Two leaders emerged in the game against 
Illinois. Reggie Gatewood, who pitched a 
complete game six-hitter, and Marco 
Guajardo, who knocked a right field three- 
run homer to give the Demons their initial 

Coach Wells expressed his belief that 
Reggie Gatewood's pitching performance, 
an errorless game and a home run from 
Guajardo were the key elements of the 8-2 | 

These two games followed by the Mem- 
phis defeat left Northwestern with its best 
overall and conference record ever. Though 
Northwestern's season ended in defeat, the 
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After leading his team to an appear- 
ance in the NCAA Tournament, North- 
western senior pitcher Reggie Gatewood 
was named to the second team of the 1994 
National Collegiate Baseball Writers As- 
sociation Ail-American Team on Thurs- 

The award comes on the heels of being 
named first-team All-Southland Confer- 

ence for the second 
Gatewood, the SLC's 

consecutive season 

Wells goes to U. of Alabama 

After guiding Northwestern 
State to its second consecutive 
Southland Conference champion- 
ship and second appearance in an 
NCAA Tournament, Jim Wells, De- 
mon baseball head coach, resigned 
Friday to become head coach at the 
University of Alabama. 

Wells compiled a 192-89 (.683) 
record in five seasons 
as head coach of the 
Demons. Included in 
his five years were 
three Southland 
Conference champi- 
onships, two trips to 
the NCAA Tourna- 
ment, three SLC 
"Coach of the Year" 
awards and one 
Louisiana "Coach of 
the Year" honor. 

Wells, 39, took 
over a program that 
had not posted a win- 
ning record in 13 sea- 

He came to 
Northwestern, his 
alma mater, after 
three years as an as- 
sistant coach under 
Skip Bertman at 
Louisiana State Uni- 
versity. Wells was head coach at 
Shreveport's Loyola High School 
from 1982-86 and was the state Class 
3A "Coach of the Year" twice, after 
leading his team to state champion- 
ship game appearances in 1983 and 

The Demons have won three 
Southland Conference titles in the 
past four seasons. Deciding to leave 
the program he had built, even con- 
sidering theopportunity at Alabama, 
was highly emotional for Wells and 
his wife, Lisa, he said. 

"It was a very difficult decision 
for a number of reasons. We're very 
comfortable here in Natchitoches. 

It's Lisa's hometown and it's a place 
I've grown to call home," said Wells, 
a Bossier City native. "We both love 
Northwestern. We have family in 
town and close by. Those were some 
of the factors that made it much 
more difficult than you might imag- 

Wells takes over an Alabama 
that fin- 
ished 21- 
35 over- 
all and 
4-22 in 
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play last 

"It's an 
nity that 
came out 
of the 
blue," he 
"It's one 
oft he top 
jobs in 

and we're going to work to give Ala- 
bama the kind of program it de- 
serves. It's very humbling to have 
this opportunity." 

Wells will be counted on to bring 
the Alabama program back to the 
level it was at when it finished sec- 
ond in the College World Series 
( 1983) and made three appearances 
in NCAA Tournament play from 

The Demons recently completed 
the most successful season in school 
history by posting a 45-15 record. 
The 45 wins top the 40-win marks 
that Wells' teams put up in 1991 and 
1993 as best-ever win totals for 

Northwestern teams. The winning 
percentage of .750 tops the previous 
best of .745 (38-13) which the De- 
mons recorded during Wells' first 
season in 1990. 

"It's a bittersweet moment for 
us. Obviously when you have a coach 
the caliber of Jim Wells, you would 
like to keep him forever, but we 
understand his desire to step to the 
highest level of intercollegiate ath- 
letics," Dr. Robert Alost, Northwest- 
ern president, said. "We're very 
proud of the job Jim has done here 
and we are very committed to con- 
tinuing the level of excellence that 
he has established in our baseball 

Northwestern's search for a suc- 
cessor is underway, Tynes 
Hildebrand, director of athletics , 

"He's unquestionably one the 

Pitcher of the Year 1 > N . 
and "Newcomer of the Year" in 1993, led tin 
Demons to their second consecutive SLC titl ^ mzatl( 
and third in the last four years. * the 

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.981 defensive percentage. 

"I'm very grateful to the Uni- 
versity and the community," Wells 
said. "Dr. Alost showed a lot of con- 
fidence in me and without his sup- 
port, we would have not been able to 
have the success we have achieved 
over the last five years. Ill be forever 

Wells guided his 1991 and 1994 
teams to an NCAA Regional Tour- 
nament. The Demons traveled to 

Baton Rouge in 1991 and lost their 
bright young coaches in the county," first two games of the regional. 
Hildebrand said. "Our challenge is Last weekend, Northwestern 
to hand the ball to someone who can traveled to Stillwater, Okla., for the 
keep our program nationally com- Midwest I Regional and recorded 
petitive." ^ ne school's first-ever win in a re- 
in that first season, Wells made gional tournament by defeating Illi- 
an immediate impact at Northwest- nois State 8-2. 
ern. His 1990 club set a state record During his five years at North- 
by opening the season with 20 con- western, Wells has had 17 players 
secutive wins and posted the 38-13 named first-team All-SLC, includ- 
record, a turnaround of a 21-28-1 ing five this season. His players have 
record from the previous season. The captured two SLC "Player of the 
Demons won the NCAA fielding Year" awards with Brian Carlintak- 
championship that season with a ingthehonorin 199 land Kyle Shade 

in 1993. Demons have been SLC 
"Pitcher of the Year" on two occa- 
sions also with Barry Shepherd 
(1991) and Reggie Gatewood (1993) 
taking those honors. 

Outfielder Terry Joseph was 
named GTE Academic All-America 
last year as a sophomore and is ex- 
pected to repeat that honor later 
this month. 

Four Demon players, including 
Gatewood, earned undergraduate 
degrees at Northwestern's May 13 
commencement exercises. 

"Our baseball program is in 
great shape on the field and off the 
field, too." Hildebrand said. "Jim has 
brought together a bunch of quality 
young men and we are proud of the 
teams he's put together." 

The Demons have ranked 
among national leaders in team field- 
ing and team earned run average in 
four of his five seasons. Northwest- 
ern scored road wins over LSU in 
1991 and 1993, when theTigers went 
on to claim the NCAA title. 

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A lot of kids hoping to at- lading b 
tend June baseball camps artljj, 0ns 
going to be more than a little 
disappointed. With the resigna- 
tions of Jim Wells and Mitch 
Gaspard, the baseball camp* 
have been canceled indefinitely. 

Doug Ireland, director of 
Sports Information, said no 
plans are definite. According t* 
Ireland, former Northwester* 
players, including Kevin Berry] 
are discussing the feasibility ol 
instituting a baseball camp later] %L|Q| OL 
this summer ^NPUSE 

After a replacement ft* tai cs <av 
Wells is named, that may alsoi lj en b;bli( 
provide an opportunity, but all fc. cours 
other alternative is for kids W 
attend one of the many other 
camps offered by the sport3 de- 

Normally, the participant* 
range from "little leaguers t*"' 
high school. Every one of our 
camps has a wide range of skill*, 
and abilities," Ireland said. "Yo* 

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name a new head baseball coach by head coaching position but decided 
July 1, according to Tynes Monday to follow Wells to Alabama. 
Hildebrand, athletic director of "I took two or three days to think 
NSU sports. about it and it was a tough decision," 

He made the comment after as- Gaspard said, 
sistant coach Mitch Gaspard de- "What it came down to was hav- 
cided to join former Demon head ing the chance to be a top,assistant 
coach Jim Wells at the University at a school that is part of the best 
of Alabama. baseball conference in the country. 

With me being just 29 years old, I 
believe that I will get an opportunity 
to be a head coach again somewhere 
down the road, but I don't know that 
the opportunity of joining a school 
like Alabama will come around 

Gaspard spent two years at North- 
western, helping guide the Demons 
to an 85-29 record and two SLC 


Prior to joining Northwestern- 
Gaspard was an assistant at Soutfr 
western Louisiana for five years. 

Hildebrand said a national sear«* 
is underway for a new head coach 
Applicants must have had at leas' 
three years of collegiate coachin* 
experience, with division I expert 
ence preferred. 

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Northwestern students compete in 
Miss La. pageant 



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Bors from NSU. page 2 



iTCHITOCHES: Jurors gave 
tt'an Logwood a verdict of guilty 
[nanslaughter Thursday. He 
•Jried for the second degree 
•der of Northeast student, 
lony Fuller, page 6 

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^ Vql. 8?, NO. 2 

ADA forces construction for accessibility 

By Jane Baldwin 
The Current Sauce 

While entering a building at 
Northwestern seems to be a rela- 
tively simple task, it is not so easy 
for the physically impaired. 

"They never expected us to be 
here," Michelle Stracner, a senior 
social work and sociology major from 
Pitkin, said. "The ramps are always 
broken up or too steep." 

Jill Rogers, a senior veterinary 
technician and business major from 

Alexandria, helps push Stracner 
around campus but not without 

"It isn't very easy," Rogers said. 
"The ramps need to be smoother. 
It's not very handicapped acces- 

Entering Kyser Hall has espe- 
cially become a hard task for the 
disabled due to the construction 
around the building. Waddy 
Norman, the NSU Americans with 
Disabilities Act coordinator and 
assistant director of the physical 

plant, said the construction is for 
the "alternative route for handi- 

Norman said in the 1980s, 
Northwestern had to comply with 
section 504 of the Rehabilitation 
Act. The Act demands all public 
facilities be handicap accessible. 
For example, the University made 
renovations such as ramps and 
sidewalks to provide easier access. 

Now, the university must com- 
ply with ADA regulations that in- 
clude much more. "We had to de- 

velop a transition plan to meet 
with ADA requirements for all the 
building accesses, sidewalks, park- 
ing lots, interiors of buildings and 
restroom facilities," Norman said. 

The transition plan was devel- 
oped for the main NSU campus 
along with the Shreveport and 
Leesville/Fort Polk campuses. "I 
have to develop a plan that will go 
to the administration that they 
have to adhere to," Norman said. 
"That plan will be in the works for 
about a year." 

"In the meantime, we have 
given them [the disabled] an alter- 
native route," he said. The alter- 
native route will be a "walking 
mall plaza." 

In the alternative plan no park- 
ing will be available around Kyser 
Hall except for three to five spaces 
for handicap parking at the south 
end of the building (refer to graph) 
along with regular handicap park- 
ing in the commuter and faculty 

See Parking/ Page 2 

Uphill Battle 

Northwestern is undergoing a transformation to conform to Americans With 
Disabilities Act regulations. The ADA was enacted to ensure access to public 
facilities for handicapped individuals such as Northwestern student, Michelle 
Stracener (above). 

(1) Kyser Hall: new sidewalks and handicap ramp on north end. (2) Three to four 
new handicap parking spaces by Kyser Hall. (3) Student Union. (4) New access road 
connecting the (5) commuter and (6) faculty parking lots. (7) New ramps and 
sidewalks connecting (8) Fournet Hall with the (9) business and home economics 
buildings and the ( 1 0) commuter parking lot. ( 1 1 ) Commuter parking lot connected 
to (12) Biology Building and (13) Williamson Hall by new ramps and sidewalks. 

Southern schools show improvement 


By Jane Baldwin 
The Current Sauce 

Louisiana and other Southern 
schools and colleges are showing 
signs of educational improvement, 
according to a new report tracking 
the progress of Southern states to- 
ward regional and national educa- 
tion goals, but the signals are mixed 
and the improvements are not tak- 
ing place fast enough. 

Educational Benchmarks 1994, 
released Tuesday at the annual 
meeting of the Southern Regional 
Education Board, found that elemen- 
tary and secondary schools are hold- 
ing their own and in some cases 
doing a better job than they did a 
decade ago. 

"On the positive side, more stu- 
dents are learning basic skills, more 
high school students take college 
prep courses and advanced courses 
for college credit, and fewer students 
are dropping out of school," SREB 
President Mark Musick said. 

"More states assess the quality 
and performance of public colleges 

and universities," he said. " States 
have more programs to serve very 
young children, and gaps in achieve- 
ment and educational attainment 
among racial and ethnic groups are 

"But our pace is too slow, and 
there are too few reliable indicators 
of progress," Musick said. 

Though progress may be slow, 
more students go to college and fin- 
ish college than ever before. About 
43 percent of young adults in the 
SREB states have completed four or 
more years. The percentage of Loui- 
siana students graduating with a 
bachelors' degree is 16. 1 percent com- 
pared to the national average of 20.3 

Only about one-half of entering 
freshmen graduate with a bachelor's 
degree within six years. Minority 
students graduate at rates much 
lower than those for Caucasian stu- 

At Northwestern, 405 students 
graduated in May with bachelor de- 
grees. Over 130 students received 

See Education/ Page 6 — 



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7 represent NSU in 
Miss La. pageant 

The usual bout of nerves did not affect Melissa Mabou, Miss 
Cenlabration, who was named third runner-up in the Miss Louisiana 
pageant while performing in front of thousands of people on live television 
June 18. 

Miss Natchitoches City of Lights, Julie Cameron, a junior broadcast 
journalism major, was also selected as one of the top ten finalists along with 
Mabou. This was Mabou and Cameron's second time to compete in the 
pageant and Mabou said the experience paid off. 

"I was so much calmer," Mabou, a senior English education/pre-law 
major, said. "I wasn't nervous at all. Last year I was so intimidated by some 
of the older girls because they had all been there before me. 

"Just having that experience is like having a little notch in your belt," 
she said. "It really helps out because you know what to expect and you don't 
have to worry about feeling your way through it." 

Tiffany Mock, the winner of the 1994 Miss Louisiana pageant, had 
previously competed four times for the title of Miss Louisiana. 

Five other Northwestern students performed in the pageant: Becky 
Bade, NSU Miss Lady of the Bracelet; Kelly Cobb, Miss Dixie Gem Peach; 
Chels'ey Collins, Miss Robeline Heritage Festival; Christy Moncrief, Miss 
Fort Polk, and Jennifer Stratton, Miss West La. Forestry Festival. 

Cobb tied with Mock, the reigning Miss Shreveport, for first place in the 
preliminary swimsuit competition. 

A highlight of the pageant is not just the thrill of wearing a crown. 
Mabou said that just being there is all worthwhile." 

"The top 10 is the thriller," she said. "I think that does more for me than 
when they start calling out the top five. When they call your name out it's 

just great." . 

Competing in pageants has other rewards besides winning a title. The 
ten finalists and the top five receive scholarships. Mabou received up to 
$3,000 for being in the top five. 

NSU steer wrestler places nationally 

By Jane Baldwin 
The Current Sauce 

After years of rodeos, steer 
wrestling and sometimes painful 
injuries, all the hard work of one 
Northwestern student paid off in 
4.7seconds. Chad Hagen placed sixth 
in the nation in rodeo steer wres- 
tling at the College National Rodeo 
Finals held June 13-19 at Bozeman, 

Hagen, a sophomore business 
aclministration major from Leesville, 
competed for the first time with 80 
other contestants from around the 
country. Contestants competed in 
three rounds where Hagen placed 
first in the second round for his time 
of 4.7 seconds. He received a ring for 
placing fust in the second round. 

The judges take the top ten from 
each round, and Hagen ranked in 
the top ten in each one. He was later 

ranked sixth in the nation. Hagen 
also received $1 ,000 in scholarships . 

"I am very pleased with my per- 
formance," he said. 

Hagen is not a newcomer to the 
rodeo circuit. Rodeos played a vital 
role in his life. "I have been perform- 
ing in rodeos all my life ever since 
I've been big enough to ride a horse," 
he said. "I thought it was exciting 

See Hagen/ Page 2 


Northw estern modifies 
campus to accommodate 
ADA regulations 

parking lots. A new access road 
will be built from the Student 
Union parking lot to the south 
end of Kyser Hall. 

The University will con- 
struct sidewalks along with sev- 
eral new ramps from all the 
commuter parking lots by the 
Kyser, Williamson, business, 
homemakingand science build- 

Meanwhile, the construc- 
tion makes entering Kyser Hall 
difficult for the disabled. 
Norman said disabled students 
needing assistance to enter the 
buildings, should contact him. 
Norman sends workers to as- 
sist the students into the build- 

In February of 1993, the 
parking lot in front of Kyser 
was temporarily closed to be- 
gin construction of the walk- 
ing-mall plaza, leaving no 
means for the disabled to enter 
Kyser Hall. The State Fire 
Marshall, John Pharis, inves- 
tigated the scene but found no 
reasons to believe Northwest- 
ern had violated any ADA regu- 

According to Pharis, the 
University must provide ways 
for the disabled to enter the 
buildings, even if it means 
physically carrying them. 

"If they need help to get in 
we will furnish someone to push 
a wheelchair or physically carry 
them," Norman said. "By law, 
we can do this. The students 
need to realize we need to time 
to make these accommodations 

"They need to communi- 
cate with us. We are working 
with Student Support Services 
in order to get these people to 
tell us. We try to accommodate 
these people as much as pos- 

Normansaid handicap 
parking spaces will be avail- 
able next to Kyser Hall in the 

NSU theater students 
perform abroad 

More than 40 students in 
Northwestern's theater program 
will be learning and polishing their 
craft in summer stock productions 
from Maine to Utah. 

"We're very proud of our stu- 
dents who have received some great 
opportunities," Dr. Jack Wann, 
NSU artistic director, said. "Sum- 
mer stock is a great learning oppor- 
tunity. The students reinforce much 
of what they have learned here , and 
begin to find out what a theatrical 
career is like." 

Several other students includ- 
ing Patty Breckenridge, Leah 
Coleman, Kim Howard, Angel 
Guidroz and Scott Gaudin will be 
involved in the Summer Dinner The- 
atre production of Damn Yankees. 

Students earned positions 
through auditions at the Southeast- 
ern Theatre Conference in Savan- 
nah, Ga., the Midwest Theatre Con- 
ference in St. Louis and at NSU. 

Teachers receive 

Patricia Horton was named 
Outstanding Coorperating Teacher 
of the Year and Pat Thurmon was 
named Louisiana Special Education 
Teacher of the Year in ceremonies 
held recently at Northwestern. 

NSU's Division of Education 
plans to honor one cooperating 
teacher annually as a way of recog- 
nizing the excellence of public school 
teachers who participate in the stu- 
dent teaching program, according 
to Dr. Sally Hunt, professor of edu- 
cation and coordinator of field expe- 

Hunt said nominations or the 
award can come from student teach- 
ers, cooperating principals, NSU su- " 
pervisors, education faculty or pro- 
fessional colleagues. Selection is 
based on the nomination and appli- 
cation materials submitted and an 
interview with the selection com- 

Horton is a fourth grade 
teacher at Coushatta Elementary 

Northwestern bid farewell to nine of its retiring employees 
week before last with a dinner at the president's residence. (L- 
R): William Knipmeyer, Gordon Coker, Lynn Bissell, Janiece 
Ainsworth, John Cucka, Betty Posey, Bertrand Boyd, Robbie 

School. Thurman teaches at 
Wihnfield Primary School. 

Horton earned her bachelor's 
and master's degrees at Northwest- 
ern. She has been a teacher for 26 
years, holding teaching positions at 
Green Park Elementary in Metairie, 
Riverdale Academy and Coushatta 

Thurmon has been at Winnfield 
Primary School since 1988 and has 
served as a cooperating teacher for 
many Northwestern special aduca- 
tion/elementary majors. She has 
taught in special education settings 
in Texas and Louisiana schools since 
1974. Thurmon earned a bachelor's 
degree from Louisiana Tech, a 
master's from Louisiana State Uni- 
versity - Shreveport and is pursu- 
ing a specialist degree in special 

Jewish society 
donates books and 
videos to library 

The Jewish Chautauqua Soci- 
ety has made a gift of 10 books and 

videotapes on Judaism to the 
Watson Library. 

Dr. Fraser Snowden, profes- 
sor of philosophy in the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, obtained the 
grant in conjunction with a course 
he taught in the spring semester 
on world religions. 

"The books and the video- 
tapes will give students additional 
insight into what Judaism is 
about," Snowden said. "Many of 
the books address tc pics that are 
of current interest biich as the 

Since 1948, the Jewish 
Chautauqua Society has donated 
more than 120,000 volumes of 
reference books and course texts 
to colleges and seminary librar- 
ies across the United States and 

Today's students are 
stumped by religious 

Walking on water. The for- 

bidden fruit. The troubles of Job. 
Conquering Goliath. 

Increasingly, college stu- 
dents are finding themselves 
stumped by such well-known bib- 
lical references. 

Although the Bible has been 
called the single most influential 
book in the history of Western 
culture, many academics say it 
seems to be unfamiliar territory 
to more and more college stu- 

"What some would consider 
basic elements of our culture, 
many students simply don't 
know," Benjamin Wright, assis- 
tant professor of religion studies 
at Lehigh University in 
Bethlehem, Pa., said. "While they 
may have heard of a reference, 
such as David and Goliath, in a 
non-textual way, if you ask them 
to tell the story to you, they can't." 

Academics say increasingly 
a large number of students are 
lost when they encounter bibli- 
cal references in their course 
work and day-to-day life. With- 
out a basic knowledge of the sto- 
ries in the New and Old Testa- 
ments, students have a difficult 
time understanding literary al- 
lusions in "Moby Dick" and even 
lyrics in U2 songs. 

More minority 
faculty urged 

Three regional education or- 
ganizations have launched a na- 
tional program to address a short- 
age of minority faculty at US 
universities and colleges. 

The Compact for Faculty 
Diversity is made up of the New 
England Board of Higher Educa- 
tion, the Southern Regional Edu- 
cation Board and the Western 
Interstate Commission for 
Higher Education. 

The shortage is most severe 
in engineering, mathematics and 
the physical and biological sci- 
ences, but it crosses all disci- 
plines. In 1991, less than 8 per- 
cent of doctorates went to Afri- 
can Americans, Hispanics or 
Native Americans. The percent- 
age of doctorates awarded to mi- 
norities has declined over the 
past decade. 

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HAGEN: Sophomore places 6th out of 80 in CollegeNational Rodeo Finals continued from frontpage 

and I started doing it as soon as I 
was old enough." 

He began steer wrestlingin high 
school, but also participated in calf 
roping and team roping when he 
was younger. 

Steer wrestling seem s to be over 
even before it is begun. Some runs 
will be over in about 3.5 seconds. 

"You have to have really good 

timing," Hagen said. "You don't want 
to try to throw down the steer too 
early and you don't want to let the 
steer outrun you. You try to get off 
when you're in the middle of the 
steer's back. Then you reach for the 
horns and place your feet on the 
ground where you can slide along. 
You end the run by reaching for the 
nose and laying it on the side." 

The count stops when the steer 
is on its side and all four feet are 
going in the same direction. 

Hagen said that his horse is 
also an important element in put- 
ting together a solid run. 

"If the horse messes up at any 
point, you're in trouble," he said. "If 
you have a good run, then the horse 
has done well." 

Steer wrestling can be danger- 
ous. "I had two of my front teeth 
knocked out," he said. However, the 
injuries don't stop him from riding. 

Hagen was the only qualifier 
from NSU, but his teammates on 
the rodeo team placed highly in the 
region. Brad Prewitt, a freshman 
business management major from 
Natchitoches, was fourth in the re- 

gion in steer wrestling. Seth Jones, 
a freshman drafting technology 
major from Pine Grove, La., was 
12th in the region in bareback riding. 
Scott Welch of Sugartown, La., a 
freshman radiologic technology ma- 
jor, was part of the winning roping 
team in a rodeo at McNeese and part 
of a third place team in a rodeo at 
Southwest Texas. 



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Damn Yankees take Northwestern' s stage July 7 

ntures talents 
of Cats actor 

By Hiatiikr Urena 

The Current Sauce 

Have you ever wanted to see a current 
rival of a Broadway musical smash? Well, 
t next best thing, a whole lot closer to 
pie, is the Northwestern performance of 
Win Yankees. 

Several Tony awards were recently be- 
owed upon the national tour of this re- 
?al- It's an exciting show with lots of dance, 
eed on Douglass Wallop's novel The Year 
tYanhees Lost the Pennant. 

"I wanted to do something bigger this 
immer-with a larger cast," said Dr. Jack 
ann, artistic director of the theater, 
wanted to expand the offering to the pub- 
and have them see something a little 

The production will be using some live 
gtrumentals, but they are also incorporat- 
gsome computerized pieces of music. 

I moved it [the summer production] 
om The Alley over here [A. A. Fredericks 
ne Arts Auditorium] which allows for more 
ince. So I wanted to pick a show with lots 

"We wanted to do either Guys and Dolls 
'Damn Yankees," Wann said. 

The proximity of national tours that are 
irrently performed determine what pro- 
ictions that university productions are 
lowed to perform. 
"This is one of the few times you will get 

• isee a show at t he same time it's playing on 

• roadway," Wann said. 
Veteran dancer Kelli McNally provided 

I bther smash Broadway perspective for 
lis production. She originated a character 
Cats and was the guest choreographer. 
The cast is approximately 85 percent 
.■pdents, 10 percent faculty and 5 percent 
J prnspeople Wann is really pleased with 
™ cast and their range of abilities-espe- 
with the "heavy rehearsal schedule." 
ccording to Wann, Damn Yankees is a 
ist on the Faust story. It pits the Devil 
inst the Washington Senators and a 
ddle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his 
1 for the chance to lead the Senators out 
[the cellar into a pennant race with their 
ih-rivals, the New York Yankees. 

The character Joe Boyd leaves his wife 
become the baseball sensation of the year, 
0e Hardy. His purpose is to beat the "damn 
Inkees." His victories soon pale as he real- 
that what he left behind is just as 
portant as w"hat he has achieved. 

With a little help from Lola, the Devil's 
:en, Joe outwits the Devil and returns to 
e world and wife he left behind, but not 
b the Senators clinch the final game 
he pennant race. 

"he play dates are Thursdays through 
|ndays from July 7-24. Tickets are $14.95. 
puffet style dinner around the stage will 
sgin at 6.45 p.m., and the performance will 
igin at 8 p.m . Tickets are also available for 
lose who want to view the performance 
ithout attending dinner. 

Leah Coleman plays the seductress "Lola"in the Northwestern 
production of Damn Yankees. Performances begin July 7 and will 
run Thursdays through Sundays until July 24. 

Snow InfORMion 

TIME: Dinner-6:45 p.m.;Curtain-8 p.m. 
PLACE: A.A. Fredericks Auditorium 
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By H father Urena 

The Current Sauce 

This "Lola" has to work hard to get 
what she wants. Leah Coleman, a junior 
theater major from Jena, La., is playing 
Lola, the Devil's vixen, in the upcoming 
Northwestern production of Damn Yankees. 

Coleman works hard to maintain the 
high standards she has set for herself. She 
has been on the Dean's List, holds a work 
studyjob, keeps fit, rehearses and is manag- 
ing a full course-load. 

Dr. Jack Wann, artistic director of the 
theater, said the department is fortunate 
Coleman is attending school this summer. 
"We always have kids. I always have a good 
'codery' of kids who want to do a show," 
Wann said. "Actors can't sit still; they've got 
to perform." 

The part of Lola requires a lot of song 
and dance. "Leah is a strong dancer," Wann 
said. "She's even redheaded like the original 
Lola was." 

Coleman doesn't have time to sit still 
in her role as the vixen. Coleman's tight 
schedule begins at 7 a.m. when she cares for 
a new puppy; she is in class 9 a.m. -12 p.m.; 
she works 1-3 p.m.; and rehearsals begin 
shaping up around 6:30 or 7 p.m., and they 
end around 10:30 p.m. 

Performing musical theater requires 

good health and stamina. "For preparation 

... it involves a physical work-out to do the 

numbers, and vocally there's a lot more 

work involved," Coleman said. "My best 
preparation is a positive attitude. 

"You have to stay agile and fit in every 
way to keep your focus." 

Somewhere between the blocked times, 
she eats, rehearses, cares for her puppy, 

works out, calls her family, grocery shops, 
takes care of finances and, oh yeah, she 
squeezes in time to sleep. 

Coleman's advice could work for any- 
one with hectic schedules: "The way to suc- 
ceed is keeping your priorities straight, and 
with your family supporting you. Focus is 
the key to success. You have to keep your 
goals in mind." 

She is a driven, young woman who 
doesn't let anything interfere with realizing 
her dreams. And Coleman is as tough and 
determined as her character. 

Coleman said, "We [Lola and Leah] 
both have our own tactics of getting what we 
want. The same vitality and fun with hrr 
life, I have it, too." 

Despite the long hours, Colema». is 
full of energy and motivation. "What you get 
here [at Northwestern] -for payment-is in 
experience. You couldn't get this anywhere 

She expects to graduate in Spring 1 995 . 
That may change. She may postpone it for 
the opportunity to perform in one of her 
favorite productions-either Sweet Charity 
or Gypsy. 

During the last three years she has 
consistently performed in Northwestern 
productions, as well as summer stock. 

She has sung, danced, sewn costumes, 
built sets and made calls to help recruit 
patrons in support of the theater. 

Despite long hours, she stays upbeat 

about her craft. "In the theater, you have to' 

learn from each other." 

Coleman is energetic, idealistic and 
highly motivated. She plans to move to New 

York as soon as she graduates, so she can 

become a "working performer." 

She seems to have found her focus- in 

the limelight. 

5 -^^^^R^RSv 

Dm TunKEfs 

Kelli McNally, guest choreographer, provides direction to 
member of the Damn Yankees cast. 

Byrne Returns without Heads 

Former Genesis front-man releases new solo effort 

Looney Tunes 

Ricky Darbonne 

Hi IT ark my word, 1994 will be 
IV/ 1 known in the annals of 
music history as the year of 
filled up rock stars. 
1 Washed up may be a bit harsh. 
r" 1 *; thing noteworthy aboutmiddle 
? e d rockers: they are outselling 
r 6 ' 1 " vivacious (yet angst ridden) 
^enty-Homething counterparts. 
Twocasesinpoint: PinkFloyd 
the Rolling Stones, probably 
only two bands whose 
F^dchildren can be seen at one of 
i e ' r concerts. 

I:. Well, I suppose seniority and 
relished talent has its place 
in the cut throat realm of the 

music industry (Just ask Mr. 
Cobain... oops). 

The latest from the crypt of rock 
ancients is David Byrne, whose 
various musical sojourns (including 
the Talking Heads, the Tom Tom 
Club and his illustrious solo career) 
have taken him back where he 
started. Well, minus the oversized 
suits and handpuppet repertoire. 

While Byrne's solo career can 
be best described as experimental, 
this self-titled album is familiar 
ground to our aging star. m 

As always, the songs are 
saturated with Byrne's sobering wit. 
In "angels" he muses: "There are no 

angels left in America/ anymore/ they 
left after the second world war/ 
heading west/ stopping briefly in 
Japan during the/ 60's/ then in 
Tiananmen Square, during/ the last 

Byrne even manages to fit in 
something resembling a ballad in 
"my love is you." Other striking 
tracks include "back in the box" and 
"you and eye" which is a must for 
those craving Byrne a la Caribbean. 

The disc is available on the 
Luaka Bop label of Warner Brothers, 
and includes choice shots of Byrne's 
hair (divine decadence!). 

Other aging rock stars (ARS) that 
have recently released albums include 
Elvis Costello, the Pretenders, 
Adrian Belew, JohnCale, and the 
biggest surprise of them all was 
Johnny Cash (I always knew he 
was a closet rock star). 

Some other things to look out for 
in the future: Beastie Boys, Spin 
Doctors, Lush, Popinjays, INXS, 
and Neil Diamond. Check out these 
and much more on he Daemon 91.7 
FMKNWD noon- midnight. 

The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival 

Louisiana Toys and Games: The /VXakers & The Players 

Festival contests appeal to spirit of fun 

Bt Madelyn Boudreaux 
The Cunent Sauce 

If you like to tell tall stories and 
love to stretch the truth, then 
the Natchitoches-NSU 
Folk Festival has a con- 
I test for you. 

It's the "Worlds 
Best Liars and Braggers" 
contest, to be Held at the Fes- 
tival on July 16. The contest is part _ 
of this year's theme, Louisiana Toys 
and Games: The Makers and The 

The Festival begi ns its 1 5th year 
and has been selected by the South- 
east Tourism Society as one of the 
"Top 20 Events" in the Southeast for 
July, 1994. "Louisiana has a reputa- 
tion for having fun, and we wanted 
to tap into that spirit at our festival," 
Dr. Don Hatley , director of the Loui- 
siana Folklife Center and the Folk 

Festival, said. "Tall-tales, fish-sto- 
ries, and exaggerated jokes are a big 
part of our culture " 

Interested story-tellers can still 
sign up for the contest. Stories should 
be suitable for a family audience, 
and should last three to five min- 
utes. They should be funny, exag- 
gerated, and highly improbable 

Thelma Daigle of Scott, La, will 
emcee the contest. She placed third 
in a similar competition at 
Lafayette's Acadian Village, and has 
helped Folk Festival coordinator 
Laura Morten to plan this contest. 
First- and second-place winners will 
be presented trophies, and the third- 
place winner will receive a Festival 

The festival will also host the 
third annual Gumbo Cook-off on 
Friday afternoon, July 15. Contes- 
tants compete in two categories, 
seafood and poultry plus. A special 

"Sportsmanship" trophy will also be 
awarded to the group that shows the 
most spirit during the contest. 

The Louisiana Folklife Center 
sponsored an earlier contest for Loui- 
siana students in the 8-12 grades. 
Each student interviewed an older 
friend or an adult about a toy or 
game from his or her childhood. The 
resulting written descriptions 
turned in by the students will be 
compiled into a volume entitled Tra- 
ditional Louisiana Toys and Games. 
The book will be available at the 

The Natchitoches-NSU Folk 
Festival will feature Louisiana 
music, traditional crafts, and activi- 
ties for kids, all located in air-condi- 
tioned Prather Coliseum. Festival 
dates are July 15, 16 and 17. For 
more information, contact the 
Folklife Center, Rm. 213 Kyser, or 
call 357-4332. 


The Current Sauce 

The Student 
Newspaper of 
Northwestern State 

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Jeff Guin 


Bridgette Morvant 

Managing Editor 

Jane Baldwin 

News Editor 

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Handicap accessibility improvements at 
Northwestern a long time coming 

We at The Current Sauce are overjoyed to learn that the 
University is endeavoring to make Northwestern s facilities 
more accessible to physically challenged students on campus. 
And it s about time. 

Laws requiring universities to be handicap accessible 
were originally enacted in The 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Now 
over 20 years later, Northwestern is finally taking action to 
ensure that all students are treated equally. 

The reason for this delay was a result the political mind 
set. First of what money was set aside for the disabled was 
reallocated in some of Reagan s infamous budget revisions. 

Second, in the grand tradition of mentally challenged 
Louisiana politicians, when it was time to comply with these 
regulations, could not find the money. 

Third, college administrators tend to place priorities only 
with such matters which relate directly to monetary gain for 
the university. 

In the 1980s, Northwestern did begin to comply with this 
law. The administration buildingramps and otherwise making 

"Northwestern is fina lly taking 
action to ensure that all students 

are treated equally 77 

facilities accessible to the handicapped. 
However,this was not enough to date not all campus 
buildings are equipped with accommodations such as elevators 
and ramps. 

But now, with great convenience, plans for campus 
beautification can provide accommodations such as ramps 
and walkways connecting centrally located buildings on 

In the meantime, however, this project is sadly inconvenient 
for the very students it seeks to benefit. Of course construction 
takes time to complete and we must patiently await 
improvements. Also, the University s offer to physically carry 
students into inaccessible buildings is extremely gallant and 

We wonder if all physically challenged students were 
made aware of this prospective service when the construction 
began. Do the students know how and where to gain access to 
such aid? 

Also one wonders, if a students were to become unexpectedly 
unable to enter a building will he or she be able to find a phone, 
call the proper party, wait for help to come and be carried into 
the building in time for class? 



Heather Urena, editor 


Kelvin Pierre, editor 


Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 

Ron Henderson, Ad Design 


Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Kip Patrick 


Lisa Holt, Susan Kliebert 

By Drrek G., 
Concerned Alumnus 

What if I told you that North- 
western had an excess of a half 
million dollars in it s budget? 

To anyone with any interest in 
education, they would envision new 
academic facilities such as comput- 
ers or library books. To someone 
who feels that extracurricular ac- 
tivities are important, a new play- 
ing field or a down payment on a 
new intramural building would be 
high on the list. To someone who 
feels that campus crimes have 
gotten out of hand, a new set of 
lights would be nice. To those of us 
who can t find a parking spot, how 
about a new parking lot somewhere 
in this zip code? 

A half million dollars could sure 
do a lot of things to improve this 
university. To Robert Alost, NSU 
president, a half million dollars 


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can keep the students from parking 
in a half empty faculty parking 
lot. It could also tear up a perfectly 
good sidewalk and pave it with 
cobblestone bricks. I think the 
president s priorities are a little bit 
messed up. 

That s right. The new renova- 
tions that are goingon between Kyser 
and Fournet are costing $490,000. 
That doesn t even include the 
cost of labor. It seems that the labor 
for this massive project is not com- 
ing from a professional contractor. 
It is being done by our own skilled 

workers at NSU. These are the same 
ones who couldn t fix the potholes in 
the road in front of the Student Union 
for more than two semesters. Can 
you imagine what the cost would be 
to have the job done correctly? It 
might cost a full million. 

The real reason this it is being 
done by our workers is to save from 
having to get bids from someone 
who has experience in this field. 
You see, if he did that, he wouldn t 
be able to call it campus improve- 
ments. By callingit campus improve- 

ments, he sneaks it through the bud 
get. If he called it tearing up tbi 
parking lot so I can make a walking 
mall out of bricks, he wouldn t get* 
by anyone with half a brain. Bv 
saving money on professional labor 
and having it done by our own skilled 
workers, do you think that this will 
soon find a spot in the budget under 
repairs to things that were never 
done correctly ? 

I guess I shouldn t complain too 
much. At least you didn t go back to 
some national forest and cut down 
another tree just so you could carve 
out another queer-looking demon 
I just wish President Alost would 
take the same passion in improving 
the academic facilities as he has 
done in preventing anyone from 
parking in the forbidden faculty 
zones and in making NSU such a 
beautiful campus. After all, isn tthat 
(academics) what a university is all 

(in ii 5 hi of rcccm fkxxi*) Northwestern considers profitable alternate 
uses for the former Kyser Hall parking lot 

1. A satellite branch of the Recreation 
Complex. Offers for-pay water sports 

2. Cashes in on the booming seafood industry by stock- 
ing area with lobster, crawfish and large-mouth bass, 
(fishing tip: bass tend to 
congregate around flora-particularly trees) 

3.Connects lot to Chaplins lake via man-made canal. Charges 
fare from only remaining parking lot (the coliseum) to classes 
around campus 

Go Team, Kill Kill Kill! 

All this recent talk about O.J. 
Simpson has put me to thinking 
about violence and the media and 
football. Now, generally, violence 
and football go hand-in-hand so I'm 
not sure why everyone is so sur- 
prised by Simpson's alleged violence 
off the field, unless they figured he 
had just slowed down a bit. After 
all, it has been nearly 5 years since 
he was placed on probation for beat- 
ing his wife. 

A December 10, 1990 article 
by Mike Capuzzo in The Buffalo 
News details the alarming but 
unsurprising connection between 
football and domestic violence. Ac- 
cording to Irene Basil of the 
Women's Program at Philadelphia's 
Lutheran Settlement House, many 
women report being beaten by hus- 
bands angry over the team's loss, or 
not enough snacks in the house, or 
sundry other little problems made 
worse when the "aggressions that 
are displayed in the sports arena 
[are] translated into domestic life 
and brought home." 

According to Paul Bukovic, di- 
rector of a Philadelphia-based 
project to help men stop battering 
their wives, 25% of the cases in- 
volve sports-related violence. Three 
separate studies conducted in Marin 
County, CA, Denver, and Los Ange- 
les in the late 1980s reported that 
Super Bowl Sunday is the worst 
day of the year for women; caseloads 
at shelters for battered women soar 
on that day. Roberta Hacker, direc- 
tor of a battered women's group in 
Philadelphia notes that the style of 
battering often resembles that of 
the batterer's favorite sport: a foot- 

Banana Notes 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

ball fan may "tackle" his wife, while 
a hockey fan may sit on her and 
punch her repeatedly in the face. 

Not only are disgruntled fans 
taking out their anger on their fami- 
lies, but coaches and players regu- 
larly joke about "going home and 
beating the wife," if the team loses. 
Joe Paterno, Penn State Coach, 
ended a postgame news conference 
with the grim joke, "I'm going to go 
home and beat my wife." Philadel- 
phia 76ers' star Charles Barkley 
commented after a near-loss to the 
New Jersey Mets, "This is a game 
that if you lose, you go home and 
beat your wife and kids." 

With this sort of "joking" ac- 
ceptable in the sports arena, it isn't 
surprising that it trickles down to 
the fans. At one game, Celtics fans 
reportedly unfurled a banner which 
stated that they enjoyed beating ri- 
val teams as much as they liked to 
"beat our wives." 

We talk a lot about the break- 
down of family values, about the 
destruction of marriages and the 
increasing violence we face in day- 
to-day life. Yet our superstars are 
the people who can best beat the hell 
out of other people: football players, 
boxers, big muscle-bound scary men . 

As long as our society remains a part 
of this cult of violence, those "family 
values," don't stand a chance. It is a 
double standard to outlaw violence, 
yet make it a well-paying spectator 

Football is glorified violence, 
pure and simple. Just because it has 
rules and men in tights doesn't make 
it any less an exercise in testoster- 
one display . The whole thing is about 
pain and domination. My friends 
who have played football all report 
similar attitudes among the coaches 
and players: "kill or be killed." 
Coupled with the worshipful atti- 
tude of the rest of the student body 
- that these campus heroes, who 
boldly defend the honor of the school 
like medieval knights, can do no 
wrong - I'm surprised that more 
football players don't kill their wives, 
girlfriends, or children. If I were 
praised for my fury, and sustained 
enough blows to the head, I might 
get the idea that "kill or be killed" 
applies all the time. 

The attitude that is encouraged 
by the heroism that we attach to 
athletes sends the message that they 
have the right to be unaccountable 
for their behavior. As one formerly 
battered woman commented, "we 

just need to look at what we're say- 
ing to our male children when we 
encourage them to get into sports." 

Football is not alone, of course; 
Hockey and boxing both glorify di- 
rect one-on-one brutality, and even 
baseball and other less ferocious 
sports encourage an attitude of 
fierce competition and aggression. 
Nor is Simpson the only sports star 
who has had trouble with the law 
for domestic violence; Los Angeles 
Dodger Darryl Strawberry was ar- 
rested after he allegedly threatened 
his wife with a gun and Wes Garder, 
pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, as- 
saulted his wife in a Baltimore hotel 
in 1989. And then there's Mike 
Tyson... according to one report, more 
than 20 major sports figures were 
arrested for domestic violence be- 
tween 1988 and 1990 alone. 

I once helped with the filming of 
a football game. I was right down 
there on the sidelines, and it was 
really exciting. Watching those huge 
men in shiny tights dancing through 
the rain in a brutal ballet of scrim- 
mages and tackles, I thought I un- 
derstood why it is our great love. 
Then, out of nowhere, a behemoth of 
a man came hurtling in my direc- 
tion, hotly pursued by several other 
equally huge men. I managed to get 
out of the way, just in time - and 
watched as they all converged in 8 
bone-crunching pile on the very spot 
which I had moments before occu- 
pied. I stood there, shaking from 
adrenaline; then I turned around 
and saw that look of perspiring gl ee 
on the faces of all the fans, and 
realized that the line between terror 
and fanaticism is a fine one. 

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Do you think NSU has adequate facilities for the physically challenged? 

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Harold "Calvin" Carter, Sr, 
History, Ferriday. 

"Well, we do have some facilities, a few 
ramps in certain buildings but I think 
we could use more elevators... the Stu- 
dent Union would be an ideal place for 
an elevator, and several of the other 
dorms could use elevators as well." 

Derek Carson, So, 
Criminal Justice, Shreveport 

"Yes I do. Well, the elevators, the 
ramps... [there are] a lot of hills, 

Stephanie Pierotti, GR, 
English, Natchitoches 

"No, not really... The Student Union 
springs to mind, especially... Ive al- 
ways wondered how you get around 
the Student Union if you're on crutches. 
[Kyser's] elevators are death-traps.... 
I don t think the dorms have elevators, 

Karla Ponikvar, GR, 
Music Education, Cleveland, OH 

"I believe so. We have a couple of 
handicapped people that are staying 
in our dorm, and they seem to have 
sufficient space for rooms, and I know 
that there are ramps all over, so I 
think there are sufficient facilities." 

Laura Morton, GR, 
English, Springfield, MO. 

"No, not really. I ve noticed that it s 
hard to get into the Union. They 
can only get in from one area, and 
the elevators are not that acces- 

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admit it. I have a 

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wative Chronicle. 
ocidentally, I no 
nger receive this 
iblication because 
rlocal professional 
Bcendant of the 
my Express deems 
too difficult to rein 
r car in at our mailbox; no doubt 
ttain US Postal Service regula- 
rs, spurred on by the absence of 

ipetition, have conspired to pro- 
| t her from the work involved in 
kunlly dismounting from her car, 

eat which no doubt would have 
allenged the abilities of even the 
ost hardy of our legendary eques- 
ian mailmen.) 

But I am not a conservative. In 
ct, in an attempt to balance my 
eekly ideological diet, I make a 
int of tuning in to the CBS Evening 
iws, 60 Minutes, or some other 
stion of liberal intellectualism. 
lacNeil-Lehrer is too radical even 
tme.) For actual facts, I turn of 
urse to C-Span. Aside from con- 
rming my firm belief that 
achiavelli was a novice, a man 
bo today would likely amount to 
Itle more than a congressional 
ige, it's an instant cure for insom- 

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What amazes me, though, is the 
tt that politically-minded people 
mally consider conservatism and 
leralism as the only ideological 
ternatives to each other. In fact, 
dther of the two philosophies has 
C ability to lead us into the 21st 
Situry. Liberalism is a guaran- 
fed prescription for class division, 
tcial hatred, and complete govern- 
tent control of society, while con- 
Tvatism will simply never suc- 
ted as long as it relies on govern- 
tent as an instrument of change. 

Indeed, the fundamental differ- 
>ces between the two are not as 
famatic as one might think. Cer- 
>inly the two camps see themselves 
•antithetically aligned; attempts 
'com promise are invariably looked 
Pon as traitorous by stalwarts on 
oth sides. And yet their ideological 
"Nidations are remarkably simi- 
•r. Both share the ideology of con- 
1>1 (and not necessarily of the gov- 
fftniental persuasion); conserva- 
^es have the positive distinction of 
toierally wanting less of it and oc- 
•sionally even going to the extraor- 
■fiary length of trying to justify it. 

Examples of this similarity are 
tyriad and pervade almost every 
i( *t of public policy. Take the issue 
* grants by the National Endow- 
ftent For the Arts. A superficial 
|"fince will suffice to inform one 
i^at both sides are indeed at odds. 
I °nservatives argue that many 
fronts are awarded to artists who 
, e not deserving or who are offen- 
l'' v e to the public; liberals will 
l^nter that artists are protected 
i Vthe First Amendment, (as indeed 
My are) and that any attempt to 
| er >y them funding is censorship 
therefore a violation of the Con- 
ation of the United States. But 

the real issue is not who should be 
funded, but whether anyone should 
be funded. 

Another case in point is the in- 
creasingly irrelevant but bitter de- 
bate over the place of religion in 
public schools. Liberals believe that 
there is no place for religion in pub- 
licly financed schools, including any 
teaching of creationism. They are 
correct in this belief. Conservatives 
believe that religion in schools is 
fundamental to the survival of the 
country; that the theory of evolu- 
tion, being as it is only a theory and 
requiring as it does a certain sus- 
pension of disbelief, should not be 
taught in public schools as truth, 
especially since it is in direct contra- 
diction with creation. But conserva- 
tives have accepted the notion of 
public schools as the only viable 
method of schooling for most fami- 
lies, and so are fighting the wrong 
fight. They simply cannot disengage 
from the petty squabbles that keep 
them from finding new solutions. 

Conservatives will be in fits over 
health care for years because they 
have fallen into the trap of arguing 
with liberals over how much health 
care the government should provide 
for its subjects. The are so afraid of 
alienating the people who voted for 
Bill Clinton that they will not take 
the principled stand that they should 
and question whether the govern- 
ment has any business forcing people 
to buy health care insurance from it 
at all. So we end up with the spec- 
tacle of Bob Dole and George Mitchell 
trading insults on the Senate floor 
over details. Hardly the great ideo- 
logical divide one might imagine. 

Liberal ideology, on the other 
hand, is the ideology of imposition. 
Whereas conservatives have agreed 
to the basic principles of unneces- 
sary government control, liberals 
have longed to impose their beliefs 
and desires on citizens by means of 
political and cultural control which 
permeates the entire society. Liber- 
alism is an old and tired concept, 
deriving it source of strength and 
renewal mainly from 60s radicals 
who are now firmly entrenched in 
the upper echelons of higher educa- 
tion and from the political and intel- 
lectual elite, but its power should 
not be underrated. 

Liberals have some very impres- 
sive tactics as well. They are content 
to slowly change the American cul- 
ture, relying heavily on the theory 
that if you begin with a false premise 
and build from it, people will soon 
stop questioning its validity and be- 
gin focusing on the conclusions 
drawn from it. For example, they 
begin with the flawed premise that 
government should directly provide 

for its sub- 
jects, con- 
clude that 
tax money 
should fi- 
nance it, 
and then 
claim that 
it must be 

devoid of religion. This infuriates 
conservatives, who know instinc- 
tively that children should be taught 
religion in school, but can't get past 
the reality of the separation of 
church and state. But it is the 
premise which is flawed; parents 
should not be forced to send their 
children to public schools by being 
forced to pay for public education 
even if they can somehow afford to 
send their children to private or 
parochial schools. 

The technique of drawing logical 
conclusions from false premises can 
be a very effective one. For example, 
if I were to tell you that blacks 
should be segregated or treated dif- 
ferently from whites you would 
probably conclude that I was a bigot 
and start looking for a tall tree and 
a short rope. This conclusion would 
likely result from your recognition 
of the fact that the two races are 
equal (even if they are not always 
treated that way.) But if I were to 
convince you that blacks were some- 
how inferior or harmful to whites, 
then segregation or quotas might 
seem to be a logical course of action. 
This is why conservatives will never 
defeat quotas; they argue that it 
costs white people jobs but fail to 
attack the root of the problem- the 
belief by many that minorities are 
intrinsically inferior and therefore 
need special treatment. They want 
you to believe that blacks are treated 
the same as whites when the gov- 
ernment of the United States en- 
gages in racial and sexual discrimi- 
nation as a matter of public policy. 

Why don't conservatives fight 
these false premises? I don't know. 
It's possible that they are afraid to 
destroy them because they feel that 
one day they may be useful to them, 
too. The world is, after all, full of 

Our poor president finally lashed 
out forcefully at his detractors last 
week, saying, "I don't suppose 
there's any public figure that's ever 
been subject to any more violent 
attacks than I have, at least in 
modern history...". I'm behind you, 
Bill. I find it disgusting that people 
would dislike you more than Nixon 
before he resigned, or Hitler, or 
Stalin, or even one of the New Kids. 
I sure hope you don't cry about all 
this, because you really are a nice 
guy, not to mention our president! 
And all this criticism must be a 
terrible shock to you. Who is any- 
body to argue with the President of 
the United States, by gosh! This is 
an attack on the very honor of our 

Someone please pass the Gerber's 
and the pacifier while his mouth is 
still open. 

Connect! : Events & Opportunities 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce is seeking 
writers and photographers for the 
third and fourth summer sessions. 
If interested, pick up an application 
in rm 225 Kyser or rm 153 Kyser. 

The Demon 91. 7 KNWD 

The Demon, NSUs student-run 
radio station, is seeking news re- 
porters for the summer. For more 
infomation, call 357-4180 or stop by 
the station office in South Hall. 

NSU Post Office 

Beginning in the 1994 fall se- 
mester, NSU box rent will be $12 for 
the fall semster, $12 for the spring 
semester and $8 for the summer. A 
student can pay a total sum of $32 in 
the fall for a complete year of box 

University Holiday 

Monday, July 4, 1994 is a holi- 
day. Classes are dismissed and the 
University will be closed. Depart- 

ments with essential services will 
be expected to operate as needed. 

Folk Festival 

Volunteers are needed to help 
with the Kid Fest, video, audio, and 
photographic documentation, and 
other festival duties. Volunteers 
get in free on the day that they work, 
and those who work for 4 hours or 
more will receive a festival t-shirt. 
Contact Maddie Boudreaux at the 
Louisiana Folklife Center, 357-4332. 

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38 Frost 

39 Prying one 

41 Wrath 

42 Soft flat cap 

45 Acid 

46 Maneuver 

47 Wood dye 
49 Offered 

51 Chain of rocks 

53 Scrutinize 

54 Advises 
58 Publishing 


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63 Singing pairs 

65 Docile 

66 Dregs 

67 Wanton looks 

68 Frank 

69 Wrongful act 

70 Catch sight of 

71 Speak 


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Monroe murder tried i*t Natchitoches 

Jurors handed down a guilty of man- 
sl -.ughter verdict Thursday in the murder 
r trial of Fabian Logwood, 23, of Monroe. 

IjOg".vood WP9 tri«»d for the second de- 
_ree murder of Anthony Fuller, 21, of 

Fuller was a junior at Northesst Loui- 
siana University when he was shot outside 
a night spot, Club Paradi<"» in Monroe. The 
shooting occurred aftsr an altercation in the 
bar. The defense alleged Logwood felt he 
was in danger when he shot Fuller twice 
outside the club entrance. 

Prosecutors alleged Logwood had pre- 
meditated the murder after he had been 
removed from the bar. 

Witnesses testified that Logwood and 
Fuller became involved in an altercation 
after an incident involving Fuller and 
logwood's girlfriend. Arlice Green. 

Green testified in court that Logwood 
spit beer on her and then cursed her. The 
defense argued that the insult to Logwood's 
girlfriend anc mother of his child was too 
much for him to handle. 

According to defense wit" esses, Fuller 
charged out of the club and Logwood, fear- 
ful for his life and still enraged over the 
insult to his girlfriend, shot him twice 

Forensics expert George McCormick 
examined Fuller'a body and determined 
that either of the two shots fired could have 
killed Fuller. 

McCormick said Fuller was shot once 
through the chest and once in the Dack. 
One of the shots pierced Fuller's aorta, 
causing extensive hemmorhaging. 

After the jury selection Monday, at- 
torneys for Logwood said the jury was 
racially biased. Only two of the jury mem- 
bers vere black 

During testimony Tuesday the defense 
called for a mistrial after a witness made 
reference to a previous conviction of Log- 
wood. That motion was overruled. 

The jury took almost three hours to 
reach its decision. 

Sentencing will be in Monroe. The 
defense has said it plans to appeal the 


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associate degrees. The percentage of first-time freshmen who graduate within six 
years ranges from 31 to 60 percent in the SREB states that report this information. 
Graduation rates for blacks and Hispanics are 10 to 20 percentage points below those 

for Caucasians. 

According to the SREB report, an important factor to help improve the South's 
completion rate is to provide quality remedial programs. Northwestern has remedial 
classes for both English and math with a writing center and math lab full of tutors 
to assist the students. 

The remedial programs give students extra support to succeed and stay in school. 

Many high school students do not continue on to college due to lack of money . One 
of four students live in poverty and in Louisiana and Mississippi, more than one-third 

The latest national reports show that state and local government spending for 
education was lower at the beginning of this decade than five years earlier. Although, 
spending for education grew at a faster rate than overall spending in Florida, 
Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, and Texas. 

Almost 30 percent of state and local government spending in the region is for 
government, secondary, and higher education. 

The portion of these expenditures for higher education was 9.2 percent in 1985, 
7.6 percent in 1989, and 8.4 percent in 1991. 

These changes may appear small, but these "small declines" amount to hundreds 
of millions of dollars not going toward the education of young people and adults. 

The "small decline" for higher education amounts to about $2 billion. When 
expenditures fell from the state and local government share of higher education, 
much of the cost of funding of colleges and universities relied on students and their 
families. Now, 28 percent of tuition accounts for funding of public-higher education. 

Despite many obstacles, Louisiana now ranks eighth among the 14 Southern 
Regional Board States for graduates with a bachelor degree and the numbers are 
continuing to grow. Northwestern reached a record high with 662 graduates from 
1993-94, a number that the administration hopes will increase through the years. 

Picturedat the Miss La. pageant last 
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Louisiana Sports 

Hall of Fame 

-[all of Fame festivities successful, seven added to distinguished list 

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame mem- 
fS Ernie Ladd and Rich Jackson got be- 
gd Father's Day gifts Saturday as they 
je inducted into the state's sports shrine. 

Inducted along with Jackson and Ladd 
ye Joe Ferguson, football star; Pam Kelly, 
pketball great; Fred Hobdy and John 
tob(;llo, coaching legends; and Ralph 
Ipas, world boxing champion. 

Bob Anderson and Bernell Ballard re- 
ived the Distinguished Service Award in 
orts Journalism. 

Ferguson, one of the most prolific quar- 
jbacks in high school and pro football 
|tory, was introduced by his high school 
ich, A. L. Williams. 

Ladd, a Grambling product who was an 
|-Pro defensive tackle while playing for 
p Diego, Houston and Kansas City, was 
troduced by his son, Rodney. 
Jackson, a New Orleans native and 

Southern University graduate, is regarded 
as one of the great defensive ends in pro 
history. His son, Rashad, made the presen- 
tation speech for the former Denver Bronco's 

Altobollo was introduced by his son-in- 
law, John Bordes, .vho played on Altobello's 
basketball and baseball teams. Altobello 
carved an incredibleioaching record in 25 
seasons at St. Aloysiusand De La Salle high 

schools in New Orleans, winning 12 state 
championships and never posting a losing 

Kelly was presented for induction by 
her coaches at Louisiana Tech, Leon Barmore 

and Sonja Hogg. Kelly, a Columbia native 
was a three-time All-American and won the 
1982 Wade Trophy as the national Player of 
the Year. She is the fourth woman to win 
election to the Hall of Fame. 

Dupas, a lifelong New Orleans resi- 
dent, won the junior middleweight title in 
1963. He was ranked No. 1 in five different 
weight classes during a remarkable 16-year 
pro boxing career. Award-winning New Or- 
leans sportswriter Jimmy Smith made the 
presentation speech for Dupas. 

Anderson is retiring as sports informa- 
tion director at Northeast Louisiana Uni- 
versity after 33 years. He was introduced by 
former NLU athletic director and basket- 
ball coach Benny Hollis. 

Ballard, a Baton Rouge sports writer 
for over four decades, was introduced by 
Sheldon Mickles, former president of the 
Louisiana Sports Writers Association. 

John Altobello 

Fred Hobdy 

Rich Jackson 

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Northwestern makes camp 

Camps focus on 

Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 

Several individual departments have organized spe- 
cialized summer camps to focus on kids of all different ages. 
But each department has the same themes: education and 


"We want the kids to have a good time, but we want to 
make sure they learn something," Mike Hawkins, outreach 
coordinator of the Space Science Group, said. 

"Every one of our [sports] camps has a wide range of 
skills and abilities," Doug Ireland, director of Sports Infor- 
mation, said. "You don't have to be an excellent player to 
enjoy any of our camps." 

The fees are used to cover all related costs and are 
determined by the individual departments. 

The Lady Demon Basketball Camp is in progress. 
Girls in grades 6-12 are given instruction on fundamentals 
and individual attention by James Smith, head coach, and 
the Lady Demon coaching staff— with help from area high 
school coaches. This camp ends June 30. 

The annual Demon Football Camp, sponsored by 
Louisiana Sports Medicine Center at Cabrini and St. Frances 
Cabrini Hospital, is scheduled for July 10-13. The camp is 
open to players entering grades 7-12. Registration cost is 
$185 per person for resident campers and covers instruc- 
tion, room, meals, insurance and a camp tee-shirt. Com- 
muters register for $120 to pay for instruction, insurance, 
lunch and a tee-shirt. The Northwestern coaching staff and 
professional players will provide expert instruction in run- 
ning, passing, punting, place kicking, blocking, tackling, 
strength building, agility and quickness — with adjustments 
for individual abilities. The deadline for registration is July 
6. For more information, call 352-5252. 

The Demon and Lady Demon Track Camp on July 
10-14 is open to boys and girls who will be in grades 2-12 
during the coming school year. Registration fees are $180 
for residents and $150 for commuters. If five or more 
athletes attend from the same high school, a discounted 
rate of $160 per resident participant will be charged. The 

cost includes meals, insurance and tee-shirts. Instruction 
by Northwestern's coaching staff will cover training meth- 
ods, nutritional education, biomechanical analysis, flex- 
ibility, strength training and psychological preparation. 
For more information, call 352-4290. 

The Demon Tennis Camp will offer two sessions 
July 18-22 and July 25-29. The camps are open to girls and 
boys ages 7-17. Teaching will be adjusted to accommodate 
skill levels. For registration or more information, call 357- 

Two successful camps have already been completed by 
the men's basketball department. Biddy Ball Camp is set 
for Aug. 1-5 and is open to kids ages 6-13. The cost is $50. 
During the August camp, first-fourth graders are sched- 
uled 9-11:30 a.m., and the fifth-seventh graders will attend 
1-3:30 p.m. each day. A special discount of $5 is being 
offered to any child of a Northwestern employee. For more 
information, call 352-5891. 

The first year of camps sponsored by men's basketball is getting a good 
response. Two camps have been completed and Biddy Ball camp is set for 
August 1-5. For more information, call 352-5891. 

Carter jumps to career best' 

Shreveport's LeMark Carter, the former 
Northwestern State Ail-American, moved 
among the country's elite triple jumpers'" 
with a fourth place finish at the USA 
Outdoor Track and Field Championships 
this month. 

Carter jumped a lifetime best, 55.7 
the same distance as third-place finisher 
Reggie Jones. But Jones, a former LSU 
All-American, had a better second-best 
mark and took third. 

Carter was second at this year's USA 
Indoor Championships. He competes f or 
Nike South and serves as a volunteer as. 
sistant coach for the Northwestern team. 

Lancelin collects third All-America P"thw 

honor: Northwestern State senior Eric 1 * CCR 
Lancelin collected his third All-America stern ' 8 

the unii 

honor by finishing seventh in the triple 
jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and 
Field Championships 

the Soi 

More Camps: 

What: Biddy Ball camp 
When: August 1-5 
Where: Prather Coliseum 

NSU selects new coach 

Van Horn to continue Wells legacy 

Dave Van Horn, who guided Central Missouri State 
to the NCAA Division II National Championship this 
season, is the new baseball coach at Northwestern State, 
TynesHildebrand, director of athletics, announced Thurs- 

Van Horn, 33, replaces Jim Wells, who left after five 
years as coach of the Demons to take over the same duties 
at the University of Alabama. 

In six years as a collegiate head coach, including five 
at Texarkana (Junior) College, Van Horn had a 263-83 
(.760) record. This year, he took a team picked to finish 
second in its conference and won the national champion- 
ship with a 51-11 record. 

The new Demon baseball coach will be formally 
awarded the NCAA Division II "Coach of the Year" award 
in January by the American Baseball Coaches Associa- 
tion. He has also been named the ABCA's Division II 
NCAA Central Region "Coach of the Year." 

Van Horn, who also spent four seasons as an assis- 
tant coach at the University of Arkansas, was chosen from 
a field of more than 40 applicants, Hildebrand said. 
During Van Horn's tenure at Arkansas under Coach 
Norm DeBriyn, the Razorbacks made two trips to the 
College World Series (1985, 1987). 

"We knew when we started the search for our new 
head coach that we wanted a proven winner and I think 
that is exactly what we get in Dave," Hildebrand said. "He 
has been successful at the Division I level as a player and 
assistant coach and at the junior college and Division II 
levels as a head coach. 

"We had some outstanding candidates, some 
people who are already successful as head coaches and 
others who are assistants who will be excellent head 
coaches given the opportunity," Hildebrand said. "Dave 
really impressed our Athletic Council during his visit here 
and I know he'll hit the ground running." 

Van Horn takes over a Demon program that recently 
finished the best season in school history. Northwestern 
won its second consecutive Southland Conference cham- 
pionship and made its second appearance in an NCAA 
Tournament, posting a 45-15 record. The Demons nave 
won three SLC titles in the past four years. 

"I am looking forward to taking over the Northwest- 
ern baseball program and building on the already strong 
foundation that I am inheriting," Van Horn said. "Coach 

Wells and [former assistant] Mitch Gaspard did a great 
job of bringing the program national respectability. I 
want to continue that and hopefully take it to the next 

After spending four years as an assistant coach at 
Arkansas (1985-88 ), Van Horn took over as head coach at 
Texarkana (Texas) College where he posted a 212-72 
(.719) record from 1989-93. 

While Van Horn coached at Arkansas, the Razor- 
backs compiled a 184-72 (.719) record from 1985-88. 

In his first four seasons at Texarkana, the Bulldogs 
set school records each year for wins in a season. His 1989 
team posted a 39-18 record on its way to a third-place 
Texas Eastern Conference finish, the lowest finish in his 
five years at Texarkana. 

While also serving as the school's athletic director, 
Van Horn guided Texarkana to a 44-14 record in 1990 
and topped that with a 45-12 mark a year later to place 
second in the conference both years. 

Van Horn then guided the Bulldogs to another 
school record finish and a conference championship in 
1992 with a 48-10 record. For his efforts, he was voted 
Texas Eastern Conference "Coach of the Year." 

After finishing his career at Texarkana with a 36- 18 
record in 1993, Van Horn was named head coach at 
Central Missouri State in Warrenburg, Mo., last fall. 

The Mules cruised to a Mid-America Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association Conference championship and ad- 
vanced to the NCAA Division II Central Regional tour- 
nament and captured that championship. 

From there CMSU advanced to Montgomery, Ala., 
for the Division II Baseball Championship Series. The 
Mules won their first two games, 9-6 over California- 
Riverside and 8-7 over Armstrong State, before losing 
10-3 to Delta State. CMSU bounced back to defeat Delta 
State 8-2 to advance to the championship game. Tied 8- 
8 with top-ranked and top-seeded Florida Southern in 
the top of the ninth, Van Horn's Mules exploded for six 
runs and went on to a 14-9 victory for the national title. 

Prior to getting into the coaching profession, Van 
Horn was standout player in college and played profes- 
sionally for three years. After being drafted following his 
junior year at the University of Arkansas, he spent three 
seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization as a 10th- 
round draft pick in the 1982 draft. 

Lancelin lept 53-9 3/4 on his first at- g6S a 
tempt in the prelims and didn't better the ' must 
mark. It was the fourth-best of his career. ' y ' 


Martin wins Outstanding Field Per- mt ci 

former: Northwestern State senior Ryan W^me 
Martin won the Outstanding Field Per- rformin 

former award for last month's Southland ' lonor 
Conference Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships, the league announced 

Conference coaches voted for the 
award. Martin was the only double winner 
in the field event competition, taking tb 
shot put (53-11 1/2) and discus (1724] 
titles by wide margins. 

Northwestern signs two for 

WOmen'S track: Multi-event standoti 
Mariah Grant of New Orleans-War 

Easton and Texas sprinter/jumper Stag 
Gay have signed with Northwestern State 
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Nursing degrees now available at Fort Polk 

Jane Baldwin 
The Current Sauce 

Nursing students now have the 
option of completing a nursing de- 
gree at Fort Polk instead of travel- 
ing to Shreveport, now that the Uni- 
versity offers an associate and 
bachelor's degree in nursing at 
Northwestern's Fort Polk Center. 

The new nursing program at 
Fort Polk received an overwhelming 
response. Over 450 interested stu- 
dents attended the informational 

meeting on June 28 for the new 
degree in nursing to be offered in the 
fall. So far, 86 people have shown 
interest in the BSN. 

Previously, Northwestern only 
offered nursing at its campus in 
Shreveport or in Alexandria, but 
with increased interest in Vernon, 
Beauregard and Sabine parishes, 
Northwestern began looking into the 
possibility of beginning a nursing 
program in Leesville. 

Dr. Ray Baumgardner, former 
dean and provost of Northwestern's 
Fort Polk Center, and Dr. Arlene 

Airhart, director of Northwestern's 
Division of Nursing, conducted a 
survey last spring in the Leesville, 
Fort Polk and DeRidder area to de- 
termine whether enough interest 
existed in the nursing program to 
implement it into the Fort Polk Cen- 

"This is a program that Vernon, 
Beauregard and Sabine Parishes 
have needed for a long time," 
Baumgardner said. "Surveys have 
indicated that there is a demand for 
this program." 

Northwestern's BSN & ADN 

programs in nursing have been ap- 
proved by the Louisiana State Board 
of Nursing and are accredited by the 
National League for Nursing. 

"Many came through here 
[Northwestern's Fort Polk Center] 
and expressed strong interest in the 
program," Craig Owens, new dean 
and provost of the Northwestern's 
Fort Polk Center, said. "We visited 
area hospitals and they agreed to 

The Fort Polk program will al- 
low nursing students to take aca- 
demic courses and undergo clinical 

training close to home. Before, many 
students from central Louisiana had 
to go as far as Shreveport to take 
clinical training. 

Clinical training will be offered 
locally beginning in spring through 
the joint program with Bayne Jones 
Army Community Hospital, Byrd 
Regional Hospital and Beauregard 
Memorial Hospital. 

Baumgardner said many stu- 
dents in Northwestern's nursing 

See Nursing/ Page 5 

Toys and Games 

Folk Festival 
begins Friday 

Above, Donald Hatley, 
Folklife Center director, 
plays with a "Wumpus Cat" 
amid a collection of folk and 
old toys. Pictured right is a 
wooden domino set, hand 
carved by Leo Royston, one 
of the 1994 Folk Festival 

Madelyn Boudreaux 
The Current Sauce 

The 1994 Natchitoches-NSU 
Folk Festival is coming up this week- 

The Festival is in its 15th year, 
and has been selected by the South- 
east Tourism Society as one of the 
"Top 20 Events" in the Southeast for 
July, 1994. 

This year's theme is "Louisiana 
Toys and Games: The Makers and 
The Players." Many special activities 
have been planned to celebrate the 
traditions of play in Louisiana, in- 
cluding special exhibits, demonstra- 
tions and crafts. The Festival will 
also feature some of its most popular 
activities from the past. 

The Festival will kick off on Fri- 
day afternoon with the Gumbo Cook- 
off and Concert. Doors open to the 
public at 4 p.m. , and the public gumbo 
tasting begins at 6p.m.; winners will 
be announced at 8 p.m. 

Cooks will compete in two gumbo 
categories: seafood and poultry plus; 
a showmanship prize will also be 
awarded to the group that shows the 
most spirit throughout the competi- 

Hardrick River and the Rivers 
Review will launch the Gumbo Con- 
cert, followed by Ruble Wright and 
the Wrightbeats; Hadley Castille's 
Cajun Band will begin their set at 9 
p.m. Internationally-known Cajun 
dance teachers Rand and Cynthia 
Speyrer will give free Cajun Dance 
lessons at 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday nigh's concert will fea- 
ture zydeco by Lawrence Ardoin and 
country music from Peggy Foreman. 

Headlining the Saturday concert are 
Johnny Allan, the "King of Swamp 
Pop" and Sonny Bourg, whose music 
combines Cajun, 1950s rock-n-roll, 
and R&B. The day programs will also 
feature jazz, Dixieland, blues, Gos- 
pel, and bluegrass. 

Crafts are always an important 
part of the Festival. This year, many 
toy and doll makers will be featured, 
but other traditional crafts will be 
included, too. Native American crafts 
will include beadwork, ribbon shirts, 
jewelry, pinestraw baskets, cane bas- 
kets, and painted gourds . Other crafts 
will include hide chairs, chair caning, 
decorated gourds, walking sticks, 
duck decoys and carved birds, arrow- 
heads, fish nets, lace tatting, pottery 
and basketry. 

Festival visitors are encouraged 
to bring any old toys to the festival, 
where classic toy expert Barry Owen 
will be performing evaluations and 
appraisals-. A video camera and other 
recording equipment will be set up 
for documenting the toys, as well as 
games, dances and songs. 

The Kid Fest, a special area just 
for children, will be moved inside the 
Coliseum this year, and will include 
activities such as alligator petting, 
magic shows, storytelling and face 

Don't miss the fun at the 
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival, J uly 
15, 16 and 17 in air-conditioned 
Prather Coliseum on the campus of 
Northwestern State University in 
Natchitoches. The Coliseum is wheel- 
chair accessible, and ample parking 
is located nearby. For more informa- 
tion contact the Folklife Center at 

LSMSA searches 
for new director 

The board of directors at the Lousiana School for Math Science and 
the Arts is looking for a successor to Dr. Art Williams, the director of the 
Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, since 1990. 

According to Williams, his desire to return to the classroom was the 
reason for his planned move. 

"The tenure of a director at the Louisiana School has been only 
three or four years, and, having served in that capacity for four years 
now, I agree that is about the right amount of time," Williams said. 

Dr. Robert Alost, the school's first director, served from 1982 
through 1985 and became president of Northwestern. Dr. Dick Brown 
was director from 1986 until 1990 when he returned to the classroom 
as a full-time history instructor at the Louisiana School. 

The Williams administration faced some lean budget years and 
even the threat of closure of the school. "When the state threatened to 
close the school in 1992, we called on the parents of our alumni and the 
students to become involved really for the first time in the school's 
history," he said. "It was because of their efforts and the support of our 
alumni and friends that we are open today and facing a better future 
than we might have expected a few years ago." 

In 1992, the legislature restored the school's budget, provided an 
increase, and passed a law which will provide for formula funding for 
the school in the future. The goal of the formula law is to fund the school 
at the same per-student level as similar schools elsewhere in the nation. 

The board of directors of the Louisiana School recognized Williams' 
efforts and passed a resolution recently recognizing and congratulating 
him for his years of service to the school. 

Program offers summer schooling 

Brjdgette Morvant 
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Summer is a time when most 
youngsters forget about books and 
classes, but 331 talented students 
from all over the country are em- 
bracing summer studies at the 1994 
Advance Program For Young Schol- 
ars at Northwestern State Univer- 

Based on a similar program 
first developed at Duke University 
by Dr. Robert Sawyer, former Ad- 
vance and Louisiana Scholars' Col- 
lege director at Northwestern, the 
three-week academic program is 
designed for students who achieve 
high scores on the ACT or SAT tests. 
Eligible students must be rising 
eighth graders or aged 12 through 

Students who have achieved an 
ACT math score of 18 and an ACT 
English score of 24 or SAT math 
score of 500 and SAT verbal score of 
430 are eligible for the program. 
According to Martha Talbert, direc- 
tor of Advance Program For Young 
Scholars, as students advance each 

"The main goal of the program 
is to make learning fun for the 
students. Another goal is 
to challenge students" 

year the required ACT scores rise 
one point and the required SAT 
scores rise 50 points. 

Students may also join the pro- 
gram through alternate admission 
since not all students have the op- 
portunity to take the ACT or SAT 
and some bright students simply do 
not perform well on standardized 
tests, according to Talbert. The al- 
ternate admission requirements in- 
clude a letter of recommendation 
from a Gifted and Talented teacher 
and documentation of high achieve- 

Students choose one of 28 dif- 
ferent courses at the program. The 

classes include five courses in pre 
calculus and three courses in com- 
position. Other courses include com- 
puter science, astrophysics, chemis- 
try, creative writing, etymology, 
French I, physics, Southern litera- 
ture, robotics, biology and Latin. 

Two of the classes, logic and 
argumentation & debate, may be 
taken for college credit. Because each 
course features a state-approved fi- 
nal examination, students may earn 
credit if their individual schools de- 
cide to award it. 

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News Briefs 

Department of Creative 
and Performing Arts 
receives scholarship 

The Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities has 
agreed to change the name of 
Northwestern's Department of Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts to the 
Mrs. H. D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. 
Dear Department of Creative and 
Performing Arts. Alice Dear of Al- 
exandria has agreed to establish 
an endowment to provide scholar- 
ships for students in the depart- 

The Dear family lived in Vernon 
and Rapides parishes. They came 
to Vernon Parish with the Gulf Lum- 
ber Company and settled in Fuller- 
ton. Alice Dear is a graduate of 
Leesville High School. Mrs. H. D. 
Dear Sr., a Georgia native, was a 
prominent music teacher in Alexan- 
dria and Leesville for many years. 
She was a graduate of the Meridian 
Conservatory of Music and studied 
at the Cincinnati Conservatory of 
Music. Her students won numerous 
statewide piano competitions, often 
against more experienced players. 

"We are excited at the opportu- 
nities that this generous donation 
will provide for our students," Bill 
Brent, head of the Mrs. H. D. Dear 
Sr. and Alice E . Dear Department of 
Creative and Performing Arts and 
director of bands, said. "This dona- 
tion speaks to the quality of our 
music program. We are grateful to 
Miss Dear for a donation that will be 
helpful to many students in future 

Department of social 
sciences receives 

Northwestern's department of 
social sciences has received a grant 
of $154,949 from the State Office of 
Community Services. 

Part of the grant under Title 
rV-E will be used to set up a part- 
nership with Northwestern's social 
work program to implement an un- 
dergraduate social work certificate 

program in child welfare. 

Another portion of the grant 
will be used to provide a stipend for 
senior social work majors to receive 
field instruction .These students will 
work within the agency under the 
supervision of a social worker, ac- 
cording to Malcolm Braudaway, co- 
ordinator of Northwestern's social 
work program. The grant's princi- 
pal investigator is Claudia Triche, 
the social work program's director 
of field instruction. 

"This is a beneficial program 
for the Office of Community Ser- 
vices and for our students," 
Braudaway said. "Students have the 
opportunity to develop expertise in 
child welfare. The OCS is interested 
in finding persons with a social work 
degree who are interested in child 

The Office of Community Ser- 
vices is housed under the State De- 
partment of Social Services. The 
OCS is the state's child welfare 
agency, providing child protective 
services, family services, foster care, 
adoption and home development to 
assess and certify foster and adop- 
tive parents. 

Students who accept the sti- 
pend will attend classes two days a 
week and work with the OCS two 
days a week. They will also agree to 
work for the OCS for one year after 

Alumni to begin 
self-study of 

Northwestern State University 
is seeking input from its alumni and 
supporters to help the university 
evaluate itself. Northwestern is be- 
ginning a self-study of the Univer- 
sity as part of the reaccreditation 
process required by the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools. 
The University must go through 
reaccreditation every 10 years. 

Over the next year, the Univer- 
sity will evaluate every aspect of its 
operations and suggest methods of 

Eighteen committees have been 
formed to put together the self-study. 
At the start of the process, a com- 
mittee will examine Northwestern's 
mission statement which sets out 

California natives Carolyn Myers and Martin Emlein 
participate in Camp Discovery activities. Carolyn's 
visit was made possible through the Elderhostel pro- 
gram. Camp Discovery runs through Saturday. 

the university's goals and objectives. 

"The mission statement tells 
everyone what the university is 
about," said Dr. Stan Chadick, pro- 
fessor of mathematics, who is chair- 
ing the Institutional Purpose Com- 
mittee who will write the mission 

"The work of the other commit- 
tees must match the mission state- 

Natchitoches man slain 
in domestic dispute 

A Natchitoches man was ap- 
parently shot and killed by his com- 
mon-law wife over the Fourth of 
July weekend, according to a July 6 
story in the Alexandria Daily Town 

Police said Roosevelt Jackson, 
42, was shot in his home in Payne 
Subdivision near the Natchitoches 
city limits by Gussie M. Moody 
around 6:30 p.m., July 1. 

Jackson was shot once in the 
upper chest with a .22 caliber rifle 
and died at the scene, according to 








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Police Jury takes over 

The Natchitoches Parish Police 
Jury must now handle the investi- 
gation of the parish's compliance 
with the Parish Transportation Act. 

Tim Pulley, president of the 
police jury, released a letter saying 
public accou ntant Mark Thomas will 
state anything in violation with the 
Act in the Jury's annual audit. 

The Jury called Dan Kyle, the 
state legislative auditor, to look into 
some questionable practices of the 
Highway and Steering Committee 
for the past 2 1/2 years but found 
nothing that violated the Transpor- 
tation Act. 

The investigation began after 
the resignation of former supervi- 
sor of the Highway and Steering 
Committee, Charles Weaver, on 
June 15. 

Students learn away 
from class 

A Penn State study of college 

students indicates undergradu- 
ates' experiences outside the 
classroom can positively influ- 
ence their academic learning. 

Students who interacted 
with faculty outside of class, read 
non-assigned books or were in- 
volved in extracurricular activi- 
ties such as art, theater or music 
placed a higher value on learning 
for its own sake, the study re- 

"Our pilot study supports the 
long theorized notion that stu- 
dents learn holistically — 
through both formal classroom 
experiences and their experiences 
outside the classroom," said Dr. 
Patrick T. Terenzini, professor of 
higher education and associate 
director of the National Center 
on Postsecondary Teaching, 
Learning and Assessment 

"As far as we know, ours is 
the first statistical evidence re- 
corded concerning this popular 

The research focused on 210 
new students at the University 
of Illinois at Chicago. 

Measurements were taken 
of the students' academic-related 
attitudes, values and activities 
during their first semester and 
again at the end of their fresh- 
man year. 

Students' interest in aca- 
demic learning was influenced 
positively by their participation 
in class, involvement in class 
projects and studying. 

The study was part of a pilot 
project of NCPTLA's National 
Study of Student Learning, which 
is now following approximately 
4,000 students at 26 two and four 
year institutions. 

Students invent 'green' 

Three Purdue University stu- 
dents looking for new uses for soy- 
beans have invented crayons that 
are as Earth-friendly as they are 

As part of a university-wide 
competition sponsored by the 
Purdue Department of Agronomy 
and the Indiana Soybean Develop- 
ment Council, the winning students 
were awarded $5,000 for their in- 
vention, which they have dubbed 
"Earth Colors." 

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Imagine if you could sit at your 
jesk here in Natchitoches and, in a 
Uuple of hours, find a good job lead 
t Seattle, read a chapter from your 
favorite book, write a letter home, 
Lsearch a paper topic for your his- 
tory class, play a wild adventure 
Lame, and chat with five friends 
■ho are scattered from New Or- 
leans to New Zealand. 

In fact, you can do all of these 
hings through the technology com- 
jonly called "the information su- 
erhighway," or the Internet. The 
internet is a worldwide network of 
(omputers connected by telephone 
lines, and can be used to electroni- 
tally exchange information, from 
jews to entertainment to software. 

Northwestern students have 
iccess to all this via the campus 

computer system, a VAX- VMS sys- 
tem. According to Stan Hippler, 
director of the computer center and 
a user-support specialist in the com- 
puter center, students must request 
an account by filling out a request 
form, which serves as a contract 
between the user and the University 
computer center. A few days after a 
student fills out the card, his or her 
account is ready. 

Some universities charge stu- 
dents, or limit the amount of time 
they maymse the service. Commer- 
cial providers, including America 
Online, Prodigy and Delphi, charge 
monthly fees and sometimes also 
charge fees by the hour. A typical 
commercial user might have fees of 
more than $100 a month. By con- 
trast, Northwestern pays an access 
fee, which allows students to use the 
service at no cost. 

Students connect to the system 
using communications software that 

controls a modem. Modems use a 
telephone line, and dial the server 
(NSU's main computer, in this case); 
once connected, the student is free 
to explore libraries, data-bases, uni- 
versities and governmental organi- 
zations. Students can use comput- 
ers in Morrison Hall to access the 
service; many of the more active 
users have computers and modems 
which allow them to connect from 
their dorm rooms or apartments. 

World-wide electronic mail , gen- 
erally called e-mail, is a very popu- 
lar service. E-Mail is cheaper than 
a phone call, and arrives at its desti- 
nation in about 10 seconds. Because 
it is so fast, it makes an excellent 
tool for buddies attending different 
colleges to communicate cheaply and 
effectively. Real-time chat services 
allow two people to carry on conver- 
sations by typing on their keyboards. 
Rumors of online romance abound, 
and more than one happy marriage 

To sign up for a VAX account, 
students need to fill out a form 
in the Computer Center in room 
202 of Roy Hall. Accounts can 
be accessed 2-3 days later. 

between 'Net pals has occurred. 

The comparison to the highway 
system is useful for understanding 
the Internet. Anyone with a car can 
travel to any point in the United 
States on such roads — and any- 
thing is available, if you know what 
road to take (luckily, atlases are 
available). No most important road 
exists, and, while different rules ap- 
ply to each, drivers are expected to 
follow those rules. 

Likewise, anyone with a com- 
puter, modem and account, can 
travel around the world on the 

Internet, and if you know where to 
look, : you can probably find what 
you're looking for (luckily, guide 
books are available). No one gov- 
erns the Internet, but certain rules 
exist, and its Neighborhood Watch 
system is very strong. 

Woe to the fool who advertises 
online (a no-no because it is in- 
tended for educational non -commer- 
cial purposes) or flames a net-deity 
(flaming is writing an insulting and 
aggressive letter; net-deities are 
people who have been around for a 
long time and know a lot). Different 

areas of the Internet have different 
rules; acceptable behavior in the 
Usenet areas (which are generally 
highly social areas much like office 
bulletin boards, where people inter- 
ested in a given subject post infor- 
mation regarding that subject) may 
be totally unacceptable in the more 
academic Listservs (electronic mail- 
ing lists each devoted to a specific 

Between 100 and 200 students 
currently use NSU's VAX connec- 
tion. One drawback is that there is 
a limited number of lines available 
for use. Students sometimes have to 
wait until lines become clear to 
"login." It is especially difficult dur- 
ing regular business hours, because 
the system is also used for adminis- 
trative purposes. Evening and night- 
time hours are better for student 
use; with fewer users online, com- 
mands take less time and more ser- 
vices are available. 

Northwestern production steals hearts of audience 

Bridgette Morvant 

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If you like musicals, you'll love Damn 
Yankees. With "a little brains" and "a little 
talent" the cast of this Northwestern the- 
ater group captivates its audience with a 
whimsical comedy of baseball, dreams, ro- 
mance — and the devil. 

Based on the novel The Year the Yan- 
kes Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop, 
damn Yankees is the latest offeri ng of North- 
western State University's Summer Din- 
ier Theater. With an ensemble cast ofNorth- 
restern students and faculty and Natchi- 
toches residents, Damn Yankees is a pro- 
luction with a lot of heart. 

The plot follows Joe Boyd (Dale 
ligginbotham), an avid Washington Sena- 
i)rs baseball fan, who makes a deal with 

As funny as the players are, however, 
Lola and Mr. Applegate simply steal the 
show. Applegate's dry wit and passing hints 
to impending evil and doom make him an 
irresistible villain. Lola's seductive song and 
dance numbers — which must have been 
quite risque when the musical was first 
performed in the early 1950s — dazzled the 
audience. Despite all their evil intentions, 
however, the devil and his vixen come off as 
entertaining and endearing as members of 
the Addams family. 

Other notable performances include 
Leigh Anne Bramlett as Gloria Thorpe, the 
intrepid sports reporter and Cala Raborn as 
Joe's wife Meg Boyd, whose lovely voice was 
a quite a treat. 

Of course praise should go to Dr. Jack 

Wann, director; KelliMcNally, guest chore- 
ographer, Leigh Anne Bramlett and Chris 
Waggoner, costume coordinators and 
Michael and Joann Yankowski, set design- 
ers and scenic painters. The song and dance 
numbers were excellent and the costumes 
and set were very authentic to the 1950s. 

Those interested can still attend Damn 
Yankees Thursdays through Sundays until 
July 24. A buffet-style dinner is served 
around the stage begi nningat6:45p.m. Pre- 
show entertainment is provided by The 
BiVocals Barbershop Quartet: Dale 
Higginbotham, Al Villavaso, Bill Bryant and 
Bob Burkhead. Tickets for dinner and the 
show are $14.95. Tickets are also available 
for those who want to view the performance 
without dinner. 


Ir. Applegate, a.k.a. Satan (Terry Byars) 
o bi come a young talented baseball player 
nd lead the Senators in victory against the 
)amn Yankees." With his new identity, 
pe "Hardy" (Walter Allen, II) must give up 
is wife and his past. When he starts having 
econd thoughts about the deal, Applegate 
nds in the temptress, Lola (Leah 
ileman), and scandals to divert him. The 
it thickens as Joe tries to save the pen- 
nt, his marriage and his soul. 

Audiences should definitely not come 
Damn Yankees for a realistic plot or 
srious baseball lore. Rather, the produc- 
ion blends elements of the national pass- 
te with a fantastical storyline and some 
itrageous characters. 

The baseball players, themselves, and 
le opening number, "Six Months out of 
ivery Year," do add lots of laughs about the 
iches of the sport and the people who love 
id play it. 

Meg Boyd (Cala Raborn) fights to keep her husband from the 

clutches of the sensuous Lola (Leah Coleman), the devil's vixen 

Coach Van Buren (Faron Raborn) explains the rules of the game to 

Linville (Hank Cannon). 

Northwestern honors U. S. Army veteran with degree 

Monica Pettiette 
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The fourth of July has come and 
p>ne, but we must not forget what 
tie holiday means. The day is a time 
honor and remember those who 
Nve stood up for and continue to 
Represent our country's indepen- 

Northwestern has recently done 
Bust that. Duringthe commencement 
I e Xercises May 13, Northwestern 
|*waided an honorary doctorate of 
[humanities to General Jude Patin, 
[Louisiana Department of Transpor- 
tation and Development secretary. 

Before his 30-year career in the 
[U.S. Army, Patin graduated from 
; Southern University in Baton Rouge 
t^'th a degree in architectural engi- 
; Bering. Patin was then commis- 
8 'oned as a second lieutenant into 
He U.S. Army. While in the fliili- 
* ar y, he served in Korea. Vietnam, 

Thailand, West Germany and at 
posts throughout the United States. 

Patin earned several awards in 
the military including three Legion 
of Merit Medals, the Bronze Star 
medal, three Meritorious Service 
Medals, the Air Medal, two Army 
Commendation Medals, the National 
Defense Service Medals, the Viet- 
nam Service Medal, the Army Ser- 
vice Medal, the Overseas Service 
Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam 
Campaign Medal, the Meritorious 
Unit Citation, the Republic of Viet- 
nam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, 
the Republic of Vietnam Civil Ac- 
tions Citation Unit and the Para- 
chutist Badge. 

President Ronald Reagan pro- 
moted Patin to brigadier general in 
1988. "Promotion to brigadier gen- 
eral in itself is something that I am 
proud of, and those who share this 
distinction feel the same way," Patin 
said. "The military gave me the op- 
portunity to develop my potential in 

"I owe tltanks to the 

military for having shaped in this 
way the person that I have 

become today 77 

an environment of practical experi- 
ence and academic training. I owe 
thanks to the military for having 
shaped in this way the person I have 
become today." 

After retiring from the military 
in March 1992, Patin became the 
secretary of the Louisiana Depart- 
ment of Transportation and Devel- 

As DOTD secretary, Patin di- 
rects a transportation and civil works 
staff of over 5,600 employees, with 
an annual budget of $830 million. 
His. responsibilities include both 

state-wide transportation and pub- 
lic works planning and execution. 
Patin also oversees $1.2 billion in 
construction projects. 

Patin's recognition comes from 
outside the military as well. He is a 
Registered Professional Engineer in 
Wisconsin, he graduated from the 
Senior Executive Managers Program 
at the John F. Kennedy School of 
Government at Harvard, in 1991 he 
was recognized as the "Black Engi- 
neer of the Year" in the category of 
Professional Achievement, and he is 
listed in Who's Who in Government 

Services. Patin also published ar- 
ticles in The Military Engineer on 
"Management of the Great Lakes" 
and "The Environmental Program." 

When asked how his military 
experience molded the way he oper- 
ates in his current position, Patin 
responded, "I've had about four dif- 
ferent types of organizations the 
same size as this. Just before I came 
here, I had 13 states in the north 
central region of the country. I had 
95 congressional districts and 6,000 
employees. I was responsible for the 
flood control and the military water 
resource development projects for 
that region. 

I wore a military uniform be- 
cause I was on active duty in the 
Army, but the majority of the people 
were federal civilians, engineers and 
scientists and the like. Two years 
before that, I had a brigade of all 
soldiers in Europe. I've had assign- 
ments with all soldiers, all civilians 
and a combination of both. I'm very 

comfortable in the fact that I oper- 
ate with a tremendous amount of 
confidence in understanding the 
mechanics of this type of organiza- 

"Northwestern is awarding the 
honorary doctorate to General Patin 
to honor him for his many years of 
outstanding public service in the 
military and to the state of Louisi- 
ana as head of the Department of 
Transportation and Development," 
Dr. Robert Alost, Northwestern 
president, said. 

"I was pleasantly surprised by 
such an honor," Patin said. "It was 
my first. I thoroughly enjoy the aca- 
demic environment. My 30-year mili- 
tary career provided a professional 
development program which mixed 
practical experience with academic 

"This program is challenging to 
anyone's academic skills. I am happy 
with and proud of the honorary doc- 
torate I received." 

iuesclav, )ulvl2, 1994 

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NSU is more than just a speedbump on 
the Info Superhighway 

A common complaint about Northwestern is that it is "behind the 
times." Socializers comment that, while other comparable universities 
have co-ed dorms, they have to check out by np.m. on school nights. 
The academically-minded point out that otherschools in the state have 
research libraries, but Watson Library still subscribes to Seventeen 
Magazine instead of scholastic journals pertaining to our graduate 
programs. Nearly everyone has noticed that the heating and cooling 
system in Kyser is a little... unusual. 

While these are valid observations, students should not overlook 
the technological advantages we have here. Our computer system is a 
wonderful example. 

There are several excellent computer centers on campus, offering 
both PC and Macintosh computer systems, the latestand best software, 
networking capabilities and high quality laser printers. Anyone may 
use these computer centers for school work, and several are staffed with 
trained computer tutors so that even the most "technophobic" can 
learn to use the equipment. 

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Hot new music for summertime blues 

Rob Rule mixes Southern Rock and Grunge; Reverend Horton Heat prays for their souls 

Ahh! There is nothing like 
summer in the South, except a 
sauna. The sounds of twangy guitars 
draw Northerners like seductive 
Mississippi Sirens. Well, it seems 
some of that Southern twang 
happened to drift up-river a little. 
While the South still has a 
stranglehold on the Southern rock 
market new acts pop up in the 
strangest places. 

This week s features include two 
budding Southernrockrockers: Rob 
Rule and The Reverend Horton 
Heat. While Rob Rule hails from 
both the East and West coasts they 
claim that some of their strongest 
influences are two fairly obscure 
bands: The Rolling Stones and 
Bad Company. (Hey I understand 
Pearl Jam was heavily influenced 
by Elvis!) 

If you are expecting a ZZ Top 
Southern rock sound from this band 
forget it. David King and Robbie 
Allen provide some fairly interesting 
but overproduced guitar solos. As 
always, there are some surprises 
like the mandolin work on Only 
Thing and the funky Free for The 
Moment. The songs in between are 
mostly boring grunge-ballads. Yes, 

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here in Natchitoches 7 ' 

The library is moving rapidly into the 21st century with various new 
electronic systems. You can already search for magazine articles, 
journals, government documents and educational materials from your 
home computer, through the library's database. Soon, our library will 
computerize its card catalog, making it far easier to search for books 
both in the library and by modem hook-up. 

Our network system, the "VAX," has some of the best features 
offered at any public university in the state, and we don't even have to 
pay to use it. It allows access to the holdings at most of the university 
libraries in Louisiana and elsewhere. There are job listings, music 
news directly from Adam Curry (for those MTV addicts who only get 
to see VH-i here in Natchitoches), games and too many other things to 

There are plans to bring the Student Government online; students 
will be able to read legislation, find out about activities and write letters 
to their class senators by computer. Only a handfull of other universi- 
ties world wide have such a system, and Student Government represen- 
tatives from several universities are eagerly awaiting NSU's online SGA 
for ideas for their own schools. 

Although few students currently take advantage of these techno- 
logical advances, and many are even a little fearful of computers, the 
"Information Superhighway" isalreadya fact, even here in Natchitoches. 
As it becomes more popular, we hope that more students will discover 
the excellent information sources offered to them at Northwestern. 

it seems our Southern rock stars are 
actually undercover lovers of grunge. 

This is not the first nor will it be 
the last time seemingly innocent 
bands attempt such a ruse! How 
long must we be plagued by youths in 
ripped jeans and flannel? Who are 
these strange visitors who assault 
delicate ears with crunchy guitars 
and vacuous lyrics? Why the demons 
of grunge of course, and they will not 
be happy until the entire teenage 
population is a mass of unshaven, 
stringy-haired rogues! 

But, I digress. Next on the list 
is a band out of Austin, Texas,: his 
holiness, The Reverend Horton Heat. 
The latest sermon from the Reverend, 
Liquor in the Front, offers sundry 
tales of spirits and the spreading of 
good-will. Rest assured this album 

is endorsed by Mr. Fallwell and 
Tipper, so its okay for the kids! 

If these guys are not credible 
enough, AlJourgensen (alias Allen, 
Allian, Alien) produced the album. 
Yes that is right the front guy from 
Ministry (you know, the heavy metal 
band). The influence is obvious in 
Yeah Right with vocals distorted in 
classic Ministry/Nine Inch Nails 
fashion. In fact the entire album is 
anything but typical. This is one 
band whose punk influences die 
hard. While the Reverend s sound 
is driven by blues-rock guitar and 
walking bass lines, the vocals sound 
as if they were conjured from Hell. 
Reverend Horton Heat is the 90s 
answer to the Stray Cats and Charlie 
Daniels. Choice tracks include, 
Jezebel, BigSky and Rockin Dog. 

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4/15 -This computer is 
80 boring! Information 
Superhighway? Bah. I 
don't have time for this, I 
have too much homework 
to do. 

4/23 - Met a cool guy 
from America Online. 
Matt@A0L.COM. His 
e-mail is *so* cool! 

4/28 - Online for 17 
hours today! Time 
runs together :) Matt 
wrote me 8 e-mail mes- 
sages today! I wonder 
what he looks like 

You can check out the Reverend in 
New Orleans on July 25 with special 
guests Soundgarden. 

Reverend Horton Heat s Liquor 
in the Front is available from Sub lounced t 
Pop and Rob Rule s self title albumpa Sport 
is available from Mercury and can Writer 
be heard on KNWD 91.7 FM, herek s socia 
in Natchitoches. But you may have L n con 
some problems finding these bands L n tion a 
at any local music stores (all two of j ^ 
them). You may have noticed that 
the local video store on Keyser 
Avenue no longer carries music 
This, as we all know, was the best 
outlet for college music in town. It 
may be wise for interested parties to 
express a desire for this music to' in ner 
return. Spears, 
Here are some new releases that P °^ en ' 
may have not hit the Natchitoches i ~f~\\ 
market: the Lemonheads, It \ 
about time; Beck, One Foot In The For tl 
Grave; John MellencampJDance ram will 
Naked; Leonard Cohen, Cohen ioperatio: 
Live; Lush, Split; the Popinjays, jrsities 
Tales From the Urban Prarie; bcodrie, ] 
Erasure, Run To The Su; the Twent 
Rolling Stones, Voodoo Lounge fend two 
and Soundgarden, Foreshocks. fe hands- 
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at md term, I wonder 
what happened... 

5/8 -The VAX has been 
down for 8 days! I'M 
OUT m I will assasinate 
the system operator If 
it isn't back up in an 

5/1 3 -I've been online 
for 43 hours straight! 
Matt is coming to visit! 

5/26 - Matt was such 
a nerd! Ugh! I'm really 
glad he's gone! I hate 
the Internet! 

6/3 - Met a cool guy 
from Delphi. Larry. 
His .sig file is *so* cool! 

Politicians continue to blunder through world event 

It has been an interesting couple 
of weeks. 

Who would have thought that 
Kim II Sung, the ever-popular leader 
of North Korea, would have died 
while in the middle of a major power 
struggle involving Asia and the 
United States? Did the man have 
nothing to live for? 

I have my own theory, of course. 
Remember when Jimmy Carter 
made his little trip over there a few 
weeks ago, determined to reason 
Kim into resolving the Korean 
Missile Crisis? He came back 
declaring that he had resolved the 
whole affair (one that had had 
Clinton s foreign policy people going 
nuts almost as long as he has been 
president) and Clinton, who was at 
a dinner of some sort when the news 
broke out, got up and said that the 
crisis was resolved. 

Now I will be the first to admit 
that I had my doubts. I was a little 
skeptical that the old peanut man 
really had the peanuts to stand up 
and tell old Kim, a mean son-of-a- 
gun by all accounts, that he did not 
know how the president felt, but he 
knew one thing if this nuclear 
thing didn t make itself scarce he 
was going to take it personally. I 
mean, Jimmy is a good old boy and 
all, but steadfast resolve in the face 
of foreign adversity has never been 
his strong point. A case could well 
have been made that the former 
president went over there to give 
Mr. Sung some more time to fine- 
tune his machinery. 

But I was wrong, so wrong. It is 
clear to me now that the forceful and 
intimidating presence of our former 
president was enough to not only 
make Kim drop this silly nuclear 
thing like a bad habit, but to literally 
frighten the man to death! 

Sure, you can call me crazy. Go 
ahead! But it s staring at you in 
black and white! It is not like the 

From the Front Pages 

Pete Muldoon 

man died of a slow and lingering 
cancer or something. He had a heart 
attack, for Pete s sake. He was 
scared, big time. 

The G7 Economic summit has 
come and gone. Their legacy? A list 
of pledges, made by the leaders of 
the Western nations, including our 
fearless leader, Mr. Bill. Let us take 
a look at some of them, shall we? 
The Associated Press has compiled 
a list which seems to sum the matter 
up very nicely. 

Okay, we pledged to keep our 
economic recovery on track. Okay, 
sure no problem. And while we are 
at it, lets raise smart kids and cure 

We are going to adopt measures 
to create new jobs. Great! Incredible! 
Here we have seven Western leaders, 
one of whom has been repeatedly 
accused of being a Rhodes Scholar, 
and they still think that they can 
can create jobs. This particular 
theory of creation is one that just 
boggles the mind. How can he call 
the religious right crazy when he 
believes in this? 

Government cannot create jobs. 
It can put people to work and give 
them money for it but this does not 
createjobs. All government can do is 
foster a climate in which the private 
sector finds it beneficial to create 
jobs. The best way for government 
to do this, of course, is to take a hike. 

What is next? Oh, we are going 
to increase investment in 
education and help improve workes' 

skills. This means we are going to 
throw more money at a problem 
that has nothing to do with money 
simply because the National 
Education Association, the largest 
political contributor in the United 
States, got Billy elected. Does 
anyone really think anymore that 
we do not spend enough money on 
education? This is just plain deceit 
on the part of the president, who 
knows better, and the leaders of the 
NEA. I like it so much better when 
Bill just lies outright about 
meaningless things. 

And something else. How can 
an organization, the vast majority 
of whose membership receives 
money from the federal government, 
be allowed to contribute to 
campaigns? It is ridiculous, and it is 
a sign of just how ridiculous our 
government has become. What is 
next will we let the Marine Corps 
contribute to the campaign of Ollie 
North? Congress should pass a law 
forbidding any organization in which 
50 percent or more of the members 
or voting delegates are receiving 
any form of federal money from 
contributing in any way to any 
campaign for public office. 

In fact, I advocate disallowing 
any donation to any campaign or 
elected or appointed official above 
the amount of five dollars, and then 
only by private citizens. Upon 
election, members of Congress 
should receive the sum of $500,000 
for every year of their single term. 

Sure they do not deserve it, but the] 
are going to get it anyway, and it 
much cheaper for Us to give to them 
Their methods probably cost us $2l 
and irreparable national damage fo 
every one dollar they receive. But 

We have pledged to support 
increase in aid for developim 
countries. This by the biggest debto 
nation in the world, far and away- ^ 
the last quarter century or so, 
have borrowed over one and one hsl 
trillion dollars from our children 
and now we intend to borrow son* 
more so that we can feel good abo' 
Third World countries. We are ti 

We are going to give more moi 
to the Palestinian Authority, 
South Africa, and probably to ff 
aborigines somewhere who 
make headdresses and jewelry 
of it. 

I wish I could say that Bill 
break these pledges just like he !>' 
broken almost every other one, & 
he is going to feel pressured by ' 
those world leaders who know 
he wants to be one too. 

I got to hand it to our preside**, 
though. It seems that he has sol v *J 
this Haitian refugee thing. He 
figured out that all he has to <M 
make sure he does not keep *j 
same policy in effect long enough 
any Haitians to get from theJ*" 
here in a boat. 

I thin k I know what his prob 1 ' 
He has got too many pf°! 


making up his mind probably ^* 
whole staff, representatives froi" 
Departments of State and 
foreign dignitaries and his wife " ! 
all these people telling him wh'7 
do, it is no wonder he keeps chanrj 
course. Poor man. He should b \ 
no more than two or three 
malting his decisions for him 
they need to keep him away 
the cameras. 



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Spears, Pavlov, 

recognized at convention 

Lancelin win student athletes of the year awards 

Three athletes from Northwest- 
jti State University won awards 
uly 9, at the 10th Louisiana Ath- 
jtic Director's Association awards 
ff the 1993-94 athletic year. 

Marcus Spears, football; 
yjudmila Pavlov, women's tennis 
verend inf ^ Lancelin, men's track; all 
th special ' on at hlete of the year awards. The 
resentation of the athlete of the 
t s Liquor awards in 11 sports were an- 
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Ocodrie, La. 

Twenty of these students will 
lend two weeks studying marine 
fe hands-on at LUMCON's Marine 
sts? Call enter. Scientists who conduct re- 
arch at LUMCON's facilities will 
Struct the students. 

New classes offered this sum- 
ler include Louisiana archeology, 
laos, fractals & DS (new math), 
tology, government institutions & 
raced ures and Shakespeare & per- 
irmance. The new classes were very 
rell received, according to Talbert, 
ad many classes feature activities 
at are fun as well as educational. 

The Louisiana archeology class 
[tended many field trips and digs, 

sive tackle, was picked by the Chi- 
cago Bears in the second round of 
the NFL Draft. 

The semifinalist for the Out- 
land Trophy, given to the nation's 
top lineman, was the first Division 
1-AA player to ever reach such con- 
sideration for the award. Spears, a 
two-time All-America pick had 138 
knockdown blocks and did not allow 
a quarterback sack in his last two 

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with her honor this year. Pavlov was 
ranked 62nd nationally and led the 
Lady Demons to their first Southland 
Conference team title. 

She finished 30-3 in her first 
season, winning the SLC No. 1 
singles and No. 2 doubles titles. 

Lancelin won his third All- 
honor at 
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enth. At I 
ence outdoor event, he was the triple 
jump winner, while finishing fifth 
in the high jump. 


He was an indoor All-America 
in 1994 as well, capturing the SLC 
indoor triple jump title in the same 

Nominees in the 11 sports were 
made by the school athletic direc- 
tors and in the final balloting, school 
officials could not vote for a repre- 
sentative from their respective in- 

Other award winners included 
Kyla Hall of the University of South- 
western Louisiana in women's soft- 
ball, Lu Reis of Louisiana State 
University in volleyball, Pam Tho- 
mas of Louisiana Tech in women's 

Also winning were Michael 
Allen of USL in men's basketball, 
Sean Halloran of Southeastern Uni- 
versity in golf, John Philips of USL 
in men's tennis, 

Russ Johnson of LSU in base- 
ball and Cheryl Taplin of LSU in 
women's track, finsished the list of 

NSU offers two-summer 
master's program 

Jane Baldwin 
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gram brings diverstity to 

Talbert said. The students collected 
and studied artifacts in addition to 
class work. 

And while some students may 
find Shakespeare boring, the 
program's Shakespeare course cul- 
minated in a performance which al- 
lowed students to see the plays from 
a new point of view. 

With a staff of about 90 mem- 
bers, the program's faculty includes 
teachers, teaching assistants, resi- 
dent advisors, counselors and a 
nurse. The ratio of students to teach- 
ers is about 8:1. 

Once the program begins, stu- 
dents spend- six hours each day in 
classes or field trips with one hour in 
the evenings for a study period. The 
students also attend three hours of 
class on Saturdays. 

Although the program stresses 

students' educational 

academic activities, the students do 
spend some time away from studies. 
During their free time, students may 
choose to participate in various 
sports and board games or watch 
movies. In Cocodrie, fishing seems 
to be the most popular activity. 

Talbert said the main goal of 
the program is to make learning fun 
for the students. Another goal is to 
challenge students. 

The program is in its sixth sum- 
mer and Talbert attributes the over 
50 percent return rate to the great 


work done by previous program di- 

The students stay in Louisiana 
School for Math, Science and the 
Arts dormitories whil e attend i ng the 
program. Estimated total cost for 
Louisiana students is $780 and 
$1,305 for out-of-state students. 

The Board of Elementary and 
Secondary Education (BESE) and 
several private foundations fund the 
Advance Program For Young Schol- 


program have met all academic re- 
quirements and will be ready to en- 
ter clinical training in the spring. 

"This is the best thing to hap- 
pen at NSU-Fort Polk in the seven 

Master's program ready for action 

years I've been here," Baumgardner 

"We are excited about this pro- 
gram and feel we have a lot to offer 
our community." 

Heavy workloads and having children are some of the obstacles that 
often hinder students from obtaining master's degrees, but not anymore. 
For the second summer, students can earn a graduate degree in just two 
summers through the intensive summer graduate program at Northwest- 

The University of Southern Mississippi is the only other university 
to offer an intensive summer graduate program. Through the program, 
students can complete 24 semester hours of course work in just 20 weeks 
during the two 10-week summer sessions. 

The essence of its [intensive summer graduate program] uniqueness 
is that we offer the course work when the students are available," Dr. 
Anthony J. Scheffler, assistant dean of graduate studies and program 
director of the summer graduate program, said. "Other universities 
expect the students to be available for the course work. There are no 
universities that can guarantee available course work at a certain time. 
It is a risk on the universities part to say 'come one or come 100 this course 
will still be there.'" 

Dr. Randall Webb, dean of graduate studies, heard about the inten- 
sive summer program from Dr. Paul Peddicord about two years ago, but 
it wasn't until the summer of 1993 that the program went into full swing 
with positive results. Now, Scheffler is in charge of the program with 
Peddicord as a consultant. 

The program attracted graduate students from 20 states around the 
nation as well as from Canada, Japan, Holland, Panama and Burma. 
Over 160 students are participating this summer. 

"All of the people [students] are working professionals," Scheffler 
said. "Many have families. The average age is over 36. 

"They essentially put everything aside to pursue a degree. That's a 
big commitment with family and professional obligations." 

Usually, a student pursuing a graduate degree outside the summer 
program would have to take classes for two to four years to complete the 
course work when available. Completing the degree in just two summers 
gives students more opportunities to pursue their careers without having 
to leave for a long period of time. 

However, some have doubts if the program is effective in two sum- 
mers. Scheffler said the experience is "much richer," despite the rapid 
completion of course work. 

The program offers graduate degrees in educational administration, 
educational supervision, counseling and guidance, sport administration, 
educational technology, special education-generic, secondary English 
education, elementary teaching, English-writing and linguistics, English 
literature, music and (tentative) art. 

Some degrees require up to 33 or 36 hours for completion such as a 
specialist's degree in education. Therefore, students may be expected to 
coriiplete six semester hours of approved transfer credit from an accred- 
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Leisure Activities: 
More than just 
intramural sports 

Department offers diverse activities 

Shootin 1 Hoops 

Eric Metoyer 

The Current Sauce 

Campus Recreation or Leisure Activi- 
ties provides a variety of programs to en- 
hance the college experience for students. 

Campus Recreation has many facets 
including intramurals, extramurals, spe- 
cial events, the fitness center, drop-in recre- 
ation, club sports and student employment. 

"I think we have shown a steady in- 
crease in the last seven years that I've been 
here," Gene Newman, director of Leisure 
Activities said. "We're talking about an in- 
crease in the number of teams from when I 
first came. We used to average 10 to 12 
teams in each sport and now we average 
about 30 to 60 teams per sport. Last year 
over 50,000 kids signed their names and 
used the facilities so awareness is there the 
the ability is there." 

As far as team sports are concerned, 
intramurals is a major aspect. "Intramurals 
is our competitive sports program," Newman 
said. "We have men's leagues, dorm leagues, 
co-recreational leagues for men and women 
and women's leagues that participate in 
team competition." other teams are formed 
by organizations or Greek affiliations. 

The primary intramural sports are foot- 
ball, Softball, volleyball and basketball. The 
secondary sports include track, tennis, golf, 
swimming, bowling and racquetball. 

Besides intramural sports, leisure ac- 
tivities offers extramural sports. 
"Extramurals by definition is a competition 
between schools," Newman said. "They're 
27 schools and colleges in Louisiana that 
participate in the state extramural tourna- 

The extramural sports include football 
and volleyball in the fall and Softball and 

More Info: 

Call the Leisure 
Activities department 
at 5461 or go by the 
Intramural building 
across from Roy Hall 

basketball in the spring. "We play a tourna- 
ment in the fall and a tournament in the 
spring," Newman said. "We send up to six 
teams to each sport — two men [teams], two 
women [teams] and two co-rec. [teams]. 

According to Newman, Northwestern 
was the state champion in extramural soft- 
ball last year. "When you look at Northwest- 
ern State University Softball, football and 
basketball, we've always gone to the quarter 
finals or the semi-finals," he said. 

In addition to team sports, leisure ac- 
tivities also offers special events. "The spe- 
cial events are really geared for the total 
student population," Newman said. They 
include activities such as the Half-Nighter, 
Home Run Derby, one-on-one and three-on- 
three basketball foul shooting contests and 
tennis, pool, and ping-pong tournaments. 

Leisure Activities also features the fit- 
ness center located at the leisure activities 
building. The fitness center is operated on a 
drop-in basis. Students may come by to use 
a variety of fitness equipment including sta- 
tionary equipment and weights. The center 
is open to students from noon to 8 p.m. every 
school day and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 

Similar to the fitness center, drop-in 
recreation is another major aspect of leisure 
activities. Students can come by the leisure 
activities building to check out sports equip- 
ment, such as bicycles or footballs, or just 
"drop in" to play "pick-up" basketball or 
volleyball or play pool or ping-pong. 

Drop-in recreation is open to students 
from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week 
during the fall and spring semesters. Stu- 
dents may "drop in" from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 
weekdays during the summer, according to 

"In essence we try to meet the students' 
needs by being available to the students 
seven days a week," Newman said. 

In addition to its own activities, campus 
recreation also helps promote Club Sports, 
such as rowing, bowling and soccer. "Now we 
don't sponsor per se, but we use our facilities 
and we handle some of the expenses and 
things of that nature," Newman said. The 
Student Government Association sponsors 
Club Sports. 

"Another major aspect of the program 
that we don't really get to talk about a lot is 


Chris Maggio 

Eric Metoyer 
The Current Sauce 


The Lady Demons' track and field coach 
Chris Maggio will relinquish his track and 
field duties to replace Glen Krupica as execJ 
tive director of the Northwestern Athletid 

Krupica, who resigned in late May to 
become executive director of the Poulan Weed 
Eater Independence Bowl and the Shreve- 
port-Bossier City Sports Foundation, left the 
executive director position open. 

Maggio, 30, will serve as an athletic fund 
raiser. The position currently generates more 
than $400,000 annually to support the North- 
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Junior Northwestern student Terry Banks takes advantage 
of the basketball court in the Intramurals building 

student employment," Newman said. "We 
employ probably between 75 and 100 stu- 
dents a year." Student employment jobs 
through leisure activities include student 
officials, receptionists, fitness center super- 
visors, game room supervisors, office assis- 
tants, marketing committee workers and 
other general jobs. 

According to Newman when leisure ac- 
tivities provides a student with an opportu- 
nity to work, that student's significant gain 
is not in money but in experience and rela- 
tionships and developed skills. 

"All these skills are greatly enhanced 
by the opportunity to examine these things 

as a student worker in sports plus working 
with other students," Newman said. "And 
it's on a supervised basis where if they 
make a mistake — they make a mistake. 
And we hope to learn from the mistakes 
that are made. 

"We've got opportunities for almost a 
hundred students to grow in a work envi- 
ronment, in a peer environment," Newman 

At all levels of involvement — student 
receptionist, game official, team player — 
students learn important skills — leader- 
ship, communication, organizational, prob- 
lem-solving — through leisure activities. 

^ that we don't really get to talk about a lot is by the opportunity to examine these things lem-solving — through leisure activities. possible." 

DuBois resigns to take post at Texas-Arlington 

Southland Conference 'Coach of the Year' leaves Lady Demons with Southland Conference win 

Eric Metoyer 

The Current Sauce 

PatricDuBois, coach of Northwestern 's 
Southland Conference women's tennis 
champions, has resigned to become the head 
men's tennis coach at Texas-Arlington Uni- 

DuBois, the 1994 Southland Confer- 
ence women's "Coach of the Year, led North 
western to its first conference tennis title in 

five years. The Lady Demons scored a league 
record 100 points and were 9-0 in regular 
season dual match conference competition. 

In five seasons under DuBois, who took 
over in 1990, Northwestern posted a 65-32 
(.670) dual match record, including a 13-4 
record in 1994. 

The championship winning coach has 
left the Northwestern women's program in 
good shape according to Tynes Hildebrand, 
athletic director. 

"Patric's contributions to our tennis pro- 
gram go far beyond this year's conference 
championship," Hildebrand said. "Hisyoung 

ladies were outstanding student-athletes 
and fine representatives of Northwestern." 

Though DuBois is leaving, his winning 
spirit should remain with the Lady Demons' 
tennis team. Hildebrand intends to make 
sure of this. "We're looking to hire a coach 
who can keep our program at its current 
level," he said. 

DuBois, 29, coached players who rank 
No.l, Vicky Sims and No. 4, Karen Patel, on 
Northwestern 's all-time singles victories list. 
He successfully recruited world-ranked jun- 
ior star Ljudmila Pavlov this season's SLC 
and All-Louisiana "Player of the Year" as a 


His emphasis on academic perfor- 
mances paid off with a representative dur- 
ing each of his seasons on the prestigious 
Volvo Tennis Scholar-Athlete Team. The 
team recognizes the top Division I players 
who have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade 
point average. 

Patel won GTE Academic All-America 
honors in her senior season, 1991, becom- 
ing the first Northwestern student-athlete 
to earn major college Academic All-America 

DuBois revitalized the local tennis corn- 


His charisma, in- 
telligence and tireless 
attitude were a few of 
the reasons Tynes 
Hildebrand, athletic 
director, chose Maggio 
for the new position. 

"The qualities 
which made Chris a 
very good coach will 

translate well into making him a very suc- 
cessful fund raiser and member of our admin- (OURT 
istrative staff," Hildebrand said. NORTHS 

Maggio, whose appointment has been he trial 
approved by the State Board of Trustees )U rnalis: 
for Colleges and Universities and is effective nil begir 
immediately, leaves behind a successful track lell was 
and cross country team. According to rearm ii 
Hildebrand, a search for a new women's track »ded .3; 
coach is underway. m f oun , 

"We're gaining a tremendous asset ad- tudents 
ministratively but we're losing a bright young a class . 
coach," Hildebrand said. 

Maggio's success with women's track and I 
field and cross country are only two examples 
of the qualifications that he has to offer. The I 

coach, who helped raise the Lady DemoarlppOIN 
cross country team from a non-contender toHRECT 
one of the top three teams in the SouthlaiM MEATI 
Conference, was also Northwestern 's summi esident i 
cum laude in 1985, a four-year letterman ii lirector c 
track and cross country, and president o )pera Th 
Kappa Alpha Fraternity. lurkett i 

Maggio is a Natchitoches native who in |raduate 
tends to give his all to his new position am lerforma 
advance. "This is my home. I'm looking ' 
advance at Northwestern because I love North! 

western," he said. ". . . I'll miss a great dea ' 

about coaching, but I'm excited to know wha 'UEY P, 
I'm doing now is critical for our student 'MEVIL 
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ries of clinics and league play, along with 
annual Foy Motors Lady Demon Classic 
major fund raiser. 

The departing DuBois admits he will 
miss Natchitoches. 

"It was difficult to leave Natchitocl 
and Northwestern but the opportunity 
too great to pass up," DuBois, a native 
Kingston, N.Y., said. 

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due to the support we received from the coi 
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Editorial: page 4 

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Tuesday, July 26, 1994 

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rn's summi ssident was appointed executive 
etterman iilirector of the Birmingham 
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Apartment of Veteran Affairs is 
flouncing the establishment of 
fUowship programs for 
tostdoctoral nurses and awards to 
I'lrses at three VA medical 
liters in Buffalo, N.Y.; Tucson, 
Mz.; and Hines, 111. The two-year 
.^grarn provides nurses with 
^ditional scientific and research 
'^ c kground and expands their 
l^tential for leadership in clinical 
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NSU receives budget increase from state 

Bridgette Morvant 
The Current Sauce 

The Louisiana State Legislature 
recently granted a substantial bud- 
get increase of $1,384,000 to North- 
western State University. 

Of the increase $278,000 will go 
to Northwestern's programs at En- 
gland Air Force Base in Alexandria. 
The rest of the increase is attributed 
to the growth of the University over 

the past seven years. 

"The University has grown and 
the funding really had not kept up 
with that," Jerry Pierce, vice presi- 
dent of external affairs, said. "The 
increase in funding will really help 
the problems caused by growth." 

The new increase brings 
Northwestern's budget, which in- 
cludes state revenue and self-gener- 
ated money such as tuition, to a total 
of $35,570,244. However, the Legis- 
lature also proposed a requirement 

that all state agencies set aside 
$488,000 for risk management. The 
risk management money goes into a 
pool of money for the entire state 
which can be used to cover law suits 
and other emergencies. This deduc- 
tion would actually bring the net 
budget increase to $896,000. 

The Legislature set aside $11.8 
million for higher education. Schools 
under the Board ofTrustees received 
$6,577,000 of that money. The in- 
crease which Northwestern received 

reflected the growth at the Univer- 
sity over the past seven years, ac- 
cording to Pierce. 

Northwestern will also receive 
money from the state capital outlay 
budget. This money is separate from 
the budget. $700,000 will go to- 
wards new turf in Turpin Stadium. 
At 18-years-old, Northwestern's foot- 
ball turf is the "oldest in existence," 
according to Tynes Hildebrand, di- 
rector of the athletic administra- 
tion. "It was unsafe to play on," he 

said. "We would not have been able 
to play at Northwestern this season 
if the turf had not been replaced." 
Work on the new turf should begin 
around the first of August and must 
be completed by Sept. 3 when North- 
western plays its first home game. 

The capital outlay budget will 
also provide money for the renova- 
tions in Russell Hall which houses 
the Louisiana Scholars' College. Ac- 
See Budget/ Page 6 

NSU offers! 

degrees at m 

Weekend with Vernie 

Jane Baldwin 
The Current Sauce 

Commuting Northwestern students from Al- 
exandria may not have to drive to Natchitoches to 
complete their degrees now that four-year degrees 
are being offered in Alexandria through LSU-A 
and Northwestern. 

For several years Northwestern has offered 
the master's degree programs in education and 
nursing at Alexandria, but realized that many 
students from LSUA, a junior college, wished to 
complete other four year degrees without having 
to commute to Natchitoches. All the programs at 
LSUA, except three, offer only associate degrees 
forcing students to finish their education else- 

Dr. Randall Webb, dean of graduate studies 
and instruction at Northwestern, and Dr. Robert 
Cavanaugh, LSUA's former vice chancellor for 
Academic Affairs, began working together to find 
a solution to the problem. 

"This is really a cooperative effort," Webb 
said. "We took a number of Northwestern officials 
from financial aid and the registrar's office and 
met with the officials from LSUA and began a 
cooperative model." 

In November the schools conducted an orga- 
nizational meeting to see how many students were 
interested. The overwhelming response from LSUA 
students resulted in four baccalaureate programs 
to be offered at Northwestern's Alexandria cam- 
pus. Since January students were offered bacca- 
laureate programs in mathematics education, so- 
cial science education, English education and so- 
cial work. 

See Degrees/ Page 6 

Vernie Gibson of Jena makes a fish net at last week's Natchitoches/Northwestern Folk Festival. 
(See photo essay, page 10) 

Business division accredited fCoiumnsi 

open for 

Jeff Guin 
The Current Sauce 

The Northwestern Division of 
Business recently took a big step in 
gaining respect — and maybe a few 
students as well. After two years of 
study, the Association of Collegiate 
Business Schools and Programs 
added Northwestern to the list of 
523 schools it accredits. 

According to Dr. Barry Smiley, 
head of the Division of Business, 
recognition by the ACBSP provides 
"validation to prospective students 
that the Division of Business here at 
Northwestern has met nationally 
established standards of quality." 

While the accreditation will 

likely be an exceptional recruiting 
tool, the honor was hard-earned. 

Although the ACBSP was 
founded only in 1989, the organiza- 
tion does not grant accreditation 
easily. In fact, the association took 
many factors into account when de- 
termining whether the Northwest- 
ern program met its standards. Fac- 
ulty, student support services, fa- 
cilities, financial resources, orga- 
nization and management skills 
were the major areas examined. 

Among the changes most readily 
apparent to students are the reno- 
vations of Morrison Hall , where busi- 
ness classes are held. Smiley said 
specific renovations are not a re- 
quirement of accreditation, other 
than achieving an overall better 

" The Divteion of Business 
here at Northwestern has 
met nation ally established 

Barry Smiley 

standards of quality" Head, Division of Business 



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Seeking accreditatioi 

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Journalism: Accrediting Council for 
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National League for Nursing 

learning environment for students. 

Changes to the building in- 
cluded the installation of central air, 
new lighting and fresh paint. 

Curriculum requirements were 
evaluated as well. The ACBSP re- 
quires business curricula to include 
between 40-50 percent non-business 

According to Smiley, students 
won't notice any course changes be- 
cause those changes were already 
made several years ago. However, 
prerequisite policies and grade re- 
quirements are being more strictly 
enforced as not to jeopardize the 

Faculty were also involved in 
the process, compiling reports on 
the department for study by the 

ACBSP and becoming involved with 
academic activities outside the Uni- 

Other factors included in the 
evaluation were student test scores, 
placement, continuing education, 
professional status, transfer data 
and graduate quality. 

Now that the business division 
has been accredited, Smiley said a 
self-evaluation will be submitted 
yearly. The program will have to be 
reaccredited every seven years. 

Smiley said the Division is also 
seeking accreditation from the 
American Assembly of Collegiate 
Schools of Business, which is a much 
older organization. He said the Divi- 
sion will submit a self-study to the 
AACSB this fall. 

The new on-campus hous- 
ing community, University Col- 
umns Apartments, is nearing 
completion . In preparation for 
the grand opening of the com- 
plex, the staff of the Columns is 
giving tours of the complex and 
of the completed models. 

According to the University 
Columns' staff, interested stu- 
dents need only make an ap- 
pointment in Rm. 234 of the 
Student Union to view the 

Apartments are available in 
two-bedroom, four- bedroom and 
efficiency units. 

Building of the apartments 
began in the spring semester. 
The complex is located on Tarlton 
Drive behind Greek Hill. 

At press time, landscape 
work was underway, as was work 
on the pool. 

The Columns are available 
to faculty, staff and students. 

News Brief s 

Northwestern conducts 
grant writing seminar 

One of the keys to obtaining a 
grant is knowing where to look, so 
Northwestern's Office of Grants and 
Contracts is conducting its annual 
Grant Writing Seminar Aug. 3-5 to 
assist grantwriters. 

Harold Ledford, director of 
grants and contracts at Northwest- 
ern, will conduct the seminar. Top- 
ics to be covered in the seminar will 
include developing successful meth- 
ods for pursuing grants, locating 
funding sources from federal and 
state agencies, private and corpo- 
rate foundations and using electronic 
means to access data bases. 

Other areas to be covered are 
prior preparation for developing a 
proposal including reading and ana- 
lyzing the request for proposal, un- 
derstanding how proposals are re- 
viewed and evaluated, writing tech- 
niques for goal objectives, program 
descriptions, budgets and evalua- 
tions. Other topics include effective 
grants management, developing a 
system within an organization to 
pursue grants and successful tech- 
niques for winning proposals. 

Participants will learn effective 
grant writing techniques through 
lectures, discussion of successful 
grants and practice in writing and 
reviewing grants. The seminar will 
give participants practice in seeking 
sources through electronic means, 
organization of a request for pro- 
posal and writing a mini-grant. 

The cost of the seminar is $300, 
which includes a grants workbook 
that includes extensive grant infor- 
mation. A 15 percent discount is 
available if more than one person 
from an organization attends. Three 
continuing education units will be 
given for participation. 

For more information on the 
seminar, contact the Northwestern 
Office of Grants and Contracts at 

Northwestern Band 
needs help to beat the 

The Spirit of Northwestern 
Marching Band is looking to be put 
on ice by this fall. The 250-member 
band is in need of a new ice machine 

Hank Cannon and other cast members of Damn Yankees prepare for one of their final 
performances. The final show was Sunday night. 

to help the long, hot practice ses- 
sions go by a little easier. 

"Our current ice machine has 
put out its last cube," Bill Brent, 
head of the Department of Creative 
and Performing Arts and director of 
bands, said. "We go through a lot of 
ice during practice sessions between 
icing down drinks and getting water 
for the band. The community has 
been very supportive of our program 
in the past, so if anyone knows 
where we can get a working ice ma- 
chine, please let me know." 

Anyone with a lead on an ice 
machine can contact Brent at 357- 

England Air Force Base 
facilities to be used by 
Huey P. Long Hospital 

The key points in a lease be- 
tween the England Air Force Base 
Authority and the Louisiana Health 
Care Authority for the base hospital 
to be operated by Huey P. Long 
Medical Center in Pineville was an- 
nounced in a verbal agreement in 
Alexandria July 18. 

"The availablity of this hospital 
facility will dramatically improve 

health care for a large segment of 
Central Louisiana's citizens," 
McPherson said. "Primary care ser- 
vices will be provided in a manner 
which not only improve patient ser- 
vices but also permit efficiencies not 
feasible in the current operations of 
the hospital. This will mean cost 
savings to taxpayers in addition to 
better health care for all our citi- 

Clinical services will begin at 
England Air Force Base by October 
and in-patient services will start in 

The new facility will be staffed 
by approximately 170 employees, 50 
of whom will transfer from Huey P. 
Long Hospital. 

New Orleans' schools in 

According to a July 19 article in 
USA Today, problems such as frayed 
wiring, leaking roofs and termites 
are among the many hazards plagu- 
ing school buildings in New Orleans. 

"For buildings, they're the 
equivalent of AIDS; they're out of 
control," Ken Ducote, director of fa- 

cilities for New Orleans Public 
Schools, said. 

Constant floods and accidental 
fires leave the buildings in need of a 
$492 million face-lift for repairs and 

Students are forced to use graf- 
fiti-ridden bathrooms without doors 
to the stalls. Others are forced out of 
the classroom by hungry termites. 

A bill is now circulating through 
the Senate that would increase na- 
tional school repair and construc- 
tion budgets with $400 million. How- 
ever, New Orleans alone needs $492 
million in repairs. 

Universities establish 
domestic partner 

In an effort to demonstrate that 
they are desirable, equitable places 
to work and study, an increasing 
number of American colleges and 
universities are providing expanded 
benefits to the partners of their gay 
and lesbian faculty and staff mem- 

This extension of benefits, 
mostly health insurance, but some- 

times tuition discounts and access 
to faciHtes mirrors a growing trend 
among U.S. businesses to provide 
equal treatment and compensation 
to all employees and their partners 
despite their sexual orientation. 
These changes come at a time when 
society's views about homosexual- 
ity are becoming more tolerant and 
gays and lesbians are demanding 
the same benefits their married 
counterparts receive. 

Approximately two dozen uni- 
versities and colleges have insti- 
tuted domestic partner policies dur- 
ing the past two years, including 
Harvard, Columbia, the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, 
Pomona College, Wellesley College 
and the universities of Chicago, 
Colorado, Vermont and Wisconsin, 
according to the National Gay and 
Lesbian Task Force. In doing so, 
these institutions are trying to at- 
tract students and faculty concerned 
with gay rights and to fufill nondis- 
crimination policies that many uni- 
versities have instituted. 

Love promotes good 

Everybody knows that love 
makes one feel good, but a Southern 
Connecticut State University re- 
searcher says the effects of l'amor 
on health are more profound than 
most people imagine. 

Loving and being loved have 
measurable physicological effects, 
the most important of which is 
strengthening the immune system, 
which prevents a host of diseases, 
including cancer, said Jerry 
Ainsworth, a professor of physical 
education who teaches a course on 
love and health. 

In children, X-rays reveal 
youngster's bones do not grow as 
fast or strong as they should during 
periods in which they were not loved , 
he said. Although romantic love is 
idealized by American culture, the 
healthiest kind of love is uncondi- 

A branch of study called 
"psychoneuroimmunolgy" acknowl- 
edges the mind-body connection. 
When the spirit is suffering, de- 
structive things such as malignan- 
cies start happening in the body, 
Ainsworth said. 

Tuesday, July 26, 1994 

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Total property losses 
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2. Burglary 

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SAB plans activities for students during Welcome week' 

Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 



Welcome Week may end up with 
almost two weeks of scheduled ac- 
tivities, according to Carl Henry, 
director of Student Activities. 

The Student Activities Board is 
in the process of planning a week of 
afternoon and evening activities for 
students. Some of the plans are 
sketchy, but the SAB is still arrang- 

ing events. 

The activities begin Aug. 22 and 
will continue through the next 
Thursday. No Friday programs have 
been scheduled since many students 
will be either going home for the 
weekend or settling into the dorms. 

To begin the week, SAB has 
contacted two caricature artists 
through Neal Portnoy Studios in 
Dallas to portray students. This 
event will be in the lobby on the 
second floor of the Union from 11 

a.m.- 3 p.m. The artists will ask each 
'model' about his or her background 
to relate the picture to each student's 

Pull tags will be used so stu- 
dents won't have to wait in line, per 
se. The caricatures are free to stu- 
dents, and after approximately five 
minutes per subject, students will 
have a charcoal portrait in hand. 

"They do good work. Students 
love the caricatures," Henry said. 
"This event has always been very 


The SAB is attempting to sched- 
ule Tombstone for Tuesday's Movie 
Night in The Alley. "We're trying to 
get Tombstone because it was such a 
popular movie," Henry said. 

Also in The Alley, comedienne 
Maryellen Hooper, who has per- 
formed here before, will begin her 
act at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 
"Maryellen's performance at Wel- 
come Week two years ago was a 
'standing room only' event," Dwayne 

Jones, president of SAB, said. "The 
students love her because she has 
an opinion on everything. And 
whether you agree or disagree, youll 
be laughing all night." 

The Welcome Dance will be a 
street dance in front of Iberville Caf- 
eteria beginning at 7 p.m. Trini 
Triggs and his sister Rose, who play 
locally in The Cove Lounge at the 
Mariner, will provide the entertain- 
ment. The music will include rock, 
country and western and pop. 

Tentative plans for the next 
week's activities include a Tuesday 
night movie (possibly Philadelphia), 
a Wednesday night performance in 
The Alley by a second comedian or 
other novelty performer and a dance 
outside Iberville with a disc jockey 
for Thursday night. 

All activities are free to stu- 
dents with current Northwestern 
identificaion. The cost of the events 

See Welcome/ Page 6 



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The beauty of Louisiana has been de- 
picted in many forms in the past, but one 
man has created a natural and unique 
method of portraying the state and all of its 
many flavors. 

Henry Neubig, a Baton Rouge artist 
and retired teacher of 20 years, has devel- 
oped a new technique of painting. Mud paint- 
ing, as he calls it, is a method using dirt and 
clay found here in Louisiana. He created this 
technique about six years ago and since that 
time has painted over 2,000 originals. 

"The dirt is mixed with water to a paint- 
ping consistency and applied with a brush," 
Neubig said. 

Neubig developed his first mud paint- 
ings for an exhibition presented by the Loui- 
siana Department of Agriculture. 

Neubigs' paintings all depict Louisiana 
scenery and tradition. 

"Louisiana has been my home for 62 
years. I know it well," Neubig said. "Just as 
a writer writes about what he knows, the 
artist paints the subject he knows best." 




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According to a press release from the 
Neubig Art Studio/Gallery, "The pigments 
to which an artist had access, their purity 
and the ways in which an artist combined 
them produce a palette as unique as the 

Working with mud is not necessarily 
harder than working with paint, according 
to Neubig. "Using the mud is different than 
any commercial pigment," he said. "The 
colors have different characteristics, some 
are transparent and others more opaque." 

About the source of his inspiration, 
Neubig said, "After many years of observing 
the variety of colors in our earth, I chose to 
develop this as a medium about six years 

The paintings display a surprising va- 
riety of natural colors and shades. 

The release also noted that "not long 
ago an artist mined his pigments from the 
earth of his homeland." 

The dirt is found throughout the state," 
Neubig said. "The reds and oranges and 
browns are from the central part of the 
state, and the greens are north. I have 
found most of the colors hiking with my 

Originally from Plaquemine, La., 
Neubig is married to Linda and is the father 
of five children. "All of my attention is now 
devoted to painting and exhibitions," he 

Neubig attributes his success to the 
constancy of the subject. "Louisiana mud 
painting is a unique Louisiana statement. 
The subject is Louisiana, the medium is 
Louisiana and the artist is from Louisiana. 
People appreciate the work for simply this." 

These works reflect an eloquent sim- 
plicity. According to the release, "Neubig 
captures those quiet, fleeting everyday mo- 
ments that don't last... His work speaks to 
the viewer about time, and more. He re- 
minds you that each moment has value-no 
matter how small, ordinary or fleeting it 
may be." 

"My work is collected by both Southern- 

Henry Neubig poses in front of one of his mud 
paintings. The paintings are m ade from Louisiana 

mud and depict scenery from Louisiana. Shown 
below is another one of his works. 

ers and patrons from other states and coun- 
tries," Neubig said. "It is a unique Louisi- 
ana art form and people enjoy acquiring 
the unique." 

Neubigs' paintings can be found in 
collections in 26 countries as well as the 
Zigler Museum, West Baton Rouge Mu- 
seum and the Louisiana State Archives. 
Neubig has shown art in four solo museum 
shows and one solo university show since 
1990. Artist Magazine also published a 
feature article on Neubigs' work this year. 

Neubigs' mud paintings will be dis- 
played at the Natchitoches Art Guild, 608 
Front St., during August. Neubig will open 
the showing with a demonstration at 1 p.m. 
on Aug. 1. 

Rush to provide look inside Northwestern Greek life 

1994 Rush week will give information on going Greek at NSU 

Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 



Some students get to "rush" into 
I college life a little early. Formal 
Hush is a program in which stu- 
dents select particular sororities or 
fraternities and vice versa. 

The Northwestern Panhellenic 
Association, the governing body of 
c ampus sororities, and the Interfra- 
I ternity Council, the governing body 
| °f campus fraternities, work together 
| to provide a look into Greek life at 
I Northwestern within a few days. 
■ Incoming students are informed 
mailed brochures and/or Fresh- 
man Connection and can pick up an 
' a Pplication or brochure from the 
I S Went Activities office, Rm. 214 of 
| the Union. 

I The cost is $25 and includes 
( three meals. 

Check in for formal rush begins 
5 t 9 a.m., Aug. 17 for women and at 

9 a.m. Aug. 18 for men. 

During Rush week, students are 
grouped with a rush counselor, a 
Greek representative who disasso- 
ciates from his or her chosen Greek 
organization for the purpose of pro- 
moting Greek life. 

A counselor meets with students 
before and after parties to answer 
questions and give prospective 
Greeks the opportunity to share their 
thoughts and feelings. 

Students meet at the different 
houses with the different Greek or- 
ganizations to determine which one 
he or she would most like to join. 
The first day is a simple, no pressure 
get-together. Rushees meet Greeks 
and tour the houses. 

The second day promotes knowl- 
edge of a particular organizations's 
specific achievements and involve- 
ments in service, parties and extra- 
curricular activities. Friday is re- 
served for theme parties. These par- 
ties use a theme and related skits to 

iC We invite people to 

p^cip^e in rush regardless 
of whether they pledge" 

Reatha Cox 
Greek Adviser 

involve and inform rushees. 

During the mutual selection 
process, Greek organizations give 
invitations to those students they 
are interested in as prospective mem- 

Saturday parties are attended 
by invitation only. Students are en- 
couraged to attend each party but 
can accept or reject at any time. 

All of the organizations recog- 
nize Greek silence following the last 
party. This is a national practice 
followed by all Greek organizations 

to allow students to make their 
choices without influence. 

Much planning is involved with 
implementing this program. It is 
structured to fit with the national 

"We [Northwestern] have scaled 
down the expense of rush," Reatha 
Cox, Greek adviser and a national 
officer for Sigma Sigma Sigma, said, 
"There are no outside decorations. . 
. They have cut one skit night com- 
pletely to make it strictly an infor- 
mation night and getting back to the 


In contemplating joining a fra- 
ternity or sorority, students should 
be aware of the financial obligations. 
Parents and students are provided 
with a fee sheet of the specific ex- 
penses required uponjoiningaGreek 

According to Cox, these fees and 
related expenses differ with each 
organization, but an estimate of the 
required average expenses include a 
national pledge fee of approximately 
$50, a local housing corporation fee 
that may be paid on an installation 
plan of $150 and first semester dues 
for a new pledge or associate of ap- 
proximately $15 to $20. 

"One-time fees are the highest 
expenses," Cox said. "Financial in- 
formation is distributed through the 
individual chapters." 

Following semesters require a 
basic expense ranging from $100 to 
$200 per semester and do not in- 

clude tee-shirts, parties/dances and 
other Greek paraphernalia. How- 
ever the organizations sometimes 
have other ways to help fund ex- 
penses, so that the individual ex- 
pense is less of a burden. 

"We invite people to participate 
in rush regardless of whether they 
pledge," Cox said. "The Greek sys- 
tem can provide a networking sys- 
tem within the University." 

"They [rushees] get to move to 
campus early. They get to meet not 
only other incoming freshmen but 
also some upper class students." 

According to Cox, the Greek 
system seems to provide a spring- 
board to leadership on campus. "The 
Northwestern Greek population is 
notjust tremendous initself.... How- 
ever, you will find that... of the more 
than 125 other groups, you're going 
to find Greeks are in a majority of 
leadership roles — or at least involved 
in those activities." 



Tuesday-July 26, 1994 

The Current Sauce 

The Student 
Newspaper of 
Northwestern State 

Est. 1911 

Jeff Guin 


Bridgette Morvant 

Managing Ector 

Jane Baldwin 

News Ector 

The Current Sauce is a student- 
operated publication based at 
Northwestern State University. It 
is published weekly during the fall 
and spring semesters and bi- 
weekly in the summer. Opinions 
expressed herein are those of the 
specific writer and not necessarily 
those of the staff, its adviser, the 
administration or the Board of 

The new world and 
the real world 

Students, when they leave high school, join an entirely new world. 
When first moving into the dorm, a student is considered traditional. The 
freshmen are wide-eyed, confused, enthusiastic and exicited by this new 

But not all students share the same sentiments or glints of nostal- 
gia. Dorms are nothing like home, but it is where many live for 3-4 years 
of their young adult lives. 

College activities are geared toward those who live on campus, but 
what percentage of students actually live in the dorms? 

How many students commute, work full-time, are older, are married 
or have children? 

How do campus fees provide all those non-traditional students with 
services that best meet their needs as supported by the student fees? 

Where do these students go during breaks? Where do they eat? A 
commuting student can only afford the cafeteria for so long. 

How easy is it to use the library or computer labs and other facilities 
on campus? 

All students make concessions in pursuit of higher education, a 
promotion or a better chance of higher paying jobs. Traditional students 
pay their fees for room and board and then have minimal concerns about 

However, Northwestern is primarily a commuter campus with a 
higher than average nontraditional population. 

Northwestern's curriculum and placement in the state almost dic- 
tate the configuration that student population currently fits. Many 
students are Natchitoches community members coming back to school 
after discovering more education is necessary in order to advance in their 
field or that their current job field no longer meets their needs. 

Instead of neglecting this faction of the student population in the 
administration's quest to gain a younger overall image, we should look 
to meet their needs with just as much fervor. 

Nontraditional students are caught somewhere between college life, 
which is traditionally a whole new experience, and the real world in 
which someone has to worry about the basic needs of food, shelter, 
transportation, education, etc. 

For traditional students, financial concerns are important, but they 
are on a widely different scale. 

Northwestern has done some things to help nontraditional stu- 
dents. They expanded summer courses, for instance, allowing teachers 
who work during the school year to take classes during the summer 
break. Evening classes and classes at the satellite schools in surround- 
ing communities have helped to ease the burden during the regular 
school year as well. Individuals can often get the administration to help 
them deal with scheduling and other problems, if the individual has the 
time and makes the effort to seek out that help. 

Northwestern can still change even more to accomadate the needs of 
nontraditional students. 

Affordable, on-campus child-care would be a great boon to young 
parents. Rather than have to pay for a full day's worth of day care, even 
students commuting from Alexandria and other distant places could 
lessen their expenses and get more time to spend with their children. 

Weekend classes and more evening classes could also benefit nontra- 
ditional working students. Changing the scheduled times for core classes 
such as English 101 and Math 101, which are almost exclusively offered 
at 8 a.m., could help students who have to commute from an hour or more 

Northwestern's logo is "Where the students come first," but many 
nontraditional students feel like they just get the leftovers. If Northwest- 
ern cares about equity, it should start working to make this large 
percentage of its student population happier. 


Heather Urena, editor 


Kelvin Pierre, Eric Metoyer, editors 



Eric Thompson, Ad Represeritative 
Bon Henderson, Ad Design 

Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Kip Patrick, Maddie Boudreaux 


Student mom resorts to juggling Act 

Housework andhomework difficult for this nontraditional mother I 



Nontraditional students are 
defined by community health 
textbooks as college students over age 
24. Most non-traditional students can't 
be singled out according to just this 
criteria. Nontraditional can mean 
commuting, marriage, parenthood, 
returning to school or attending school 
for the first time as an older adult- 
and can be any combination of these 
and many other mitigating or 
extenuating circumstances/lifestyles. 

Traditional students are those 
moving from home to the dorm. They 
have a different kind of world. Campus 
life may be considered stressful, but 
being caught in limbo between college 
life and the "real" world is not exactly 
the easiest of transitions. 

Being nontraditional is just living 
outside of the traditional chronological 
order of what you are "supposed" to do. 
Go to highschool, go to college, get a 
job, get married, have babies and live 
happily ever. 

Well, some of us get things slightly 
out of order. I went from high school to 
dorm life as a traditional student, and 
by the time I was a sophomore I was 
married and pregnant. Then my 
husband and I decided to move to 
Monroe to continue with our education. 

I went to school full-time, worked 
two part-time jobs and potty-trained 
my 2-year-old. ..and I was pregnant. I 
am now a senior with two children and 
a husband in paramedic school with 
both of us trying (somehow) to graduate 
by December. Thus, the happily ever 

Just getting out of the house and 
into the car can be a balancing act- 
especially when you compromise sleep 
and proper nutrition/health and all 
those other politically and socially 
correct attitudes and activities just so 

Circus Act 

Heather Urena 

you can spend some quality time with 
two toddlers whose entire ambition 
in life is to see how long they can be 
awake playing and squealing. This 
must be why they tend to take turns 
taking naps. 

A normal day starts at 6:45 a.m. - 
-when I oversleep. I jump through 
the shower and into my clothes. (I 
save doing my make-up and hair for 
the hour-long commute.) I wake 
Megan and Amanda, change their 
clothes, give them a quick breakfast 
with milk or juice (which ultimately 
gets spilled on to the floor of my 
"new" car) and usher them out of the 
door, with lunches, dolls, blankets, 
Barney tapes, extra clothes, the 
morning paper, my book bag and 
purse attatched to my shoulder and 
keys in hand. Most of the time it 
takes two or three trips just to make 
sure that we have everything, that 
the front door is locked and that 
evertyone is seatbelted. 

Now that Amanda walks, she 
makes it halfway to the car without 
having to be held; that's before she 
decides to turn around and go play in 
the garden, a.k.a. mud. We race to 
take out the trash and try not to get 
hit by other amateur race car drivers. 
Then, we run every yellow light on 
Jackson Street as Megan, the 
precocious 3-year-old, explains to me 

that red means stop and green 
means go. The kids go to their 
classrooms and their teachers see 
me for all of five seconds as I turn 
and run (a pathetic sight) to my car 
to rejoin the race. 

Commuting may get annoying, 
but it gives me a few minutes of 
solitude and planning and the 
challenge of maneuvering through 
the latest construction attempts and 
avoiding speeding tickets (I am not 
so good at the latter). 

I get to class (late), and then 
run around trying to get everything 
done at The Current Sauce, financial 
aid and the cashier's office. Uh-oh, 
it's noontime. I jump in my car- 
reminding myself that I need to eat 
later when I get home-after racing 
back to pick up the girls on time. 
Nap time. ..for the girls, while I 
organize bills, do laundry and 
dishes, plan dinner and try to sit 
down for all of five minutes (ten if I 
am lucky). 

I have no time to eat and no 
time to cook between playing referee, 
so I eat junk food. My 3-year-old 
daughter thinks that potato chips, 
cheese dip, pepperoni and burritos 
are a vital part of the daily 
nutritional requirements. 

We're amazed when Megan eats 
anything-especially if it isn't junk- 

- and utterly shocked if Aman 
ever stops eating for more than 
minutes at a time. After naptim* 
playtime, dinnertime, playtime 
bathtime and playtime for the up 
teenth time, we fight about why thi 
have to go to bed by 9 p.m., then 
rock and read bed time stories- 
they teach me songs from school, 

Now I understand why motheiJ 
and experts on childcare say naptinJ 
and bedtime are "good things.l 
Babies most resemble angels whej 
they sleep. And that's when I get 
do fun things like more laundi 
picking up toys, arranging visit 
with the 50 different relatives 
the four different sides of ourt 
"modern" extended family (who 
almost all live in the same zipcode). 
Then, I set the alarm, make lunchesj 
attempt homework and collapse. 

The joys of parenthood come 
before the requirements to graduate. 
Sleep is one of those things you can 
catch up on when you graduate-01 
die whichever comes first 
(sometimes I have to wonder). Y01 
can never relive the precious times 
that you may miss with your 

I realize that my graduation 
and (eventual) gainful employment 
will be a better source of opportunitj 
for the girls, but I am not willing to 
have our relationship and time 
together suffer. It's hard enougl; 
when I do compromise my time witl 
them. I have had to learn to juggli 
my time and put on a good act a 
sanity and something resembliitf 
organization (just look at my planna 
and my bill book-but don't look in 
my car). Just like any othei^ 
nontraditional student, circus clownj, 
or nontraditional mom. 





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Too-powerful government takes away rights 



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How would you feel if your par- 
ents were to die and you were to look 
through the will and see that instead 
of leaving you an inheritance of some 
sort they had left you an enormous 
debt? Suppose, upon questioning your 
lawyer, he was to tell you that your 
parents had secretly lived the high 
life, acting as though they were in the 
hunt for an appearance on "Lifestyles 
of the Rich and Famous"? If your law- 
yer was then to tell you that you were 
completely responsible for the repay- 
ment of these debts, you might begin 
to look into the possibility that you 
were switched at birth with some other 

It might be a good idea to explore 
these feelings a little further. Cer- 
tainly it would be well to get in touch 
with the anger a person might feel in 
the event that this were to happen to 
them. It would be good to know how 
our children will probably feel about 

Our national debt is now in the 
neighborhood of $4 trillion. 
$4,000,000,000,000. That's a lot of 
money. Who's going to pay it back? 

We obviously have no plans to 
make restitution. Our esteemed Sena- 

From the Front 

Pete Muldoon 

tor Bennett Johnston will probably 
be in a nursing home before any of it 
is paid back. We keep right on spend- 
ing as if there were no tomorrow, as 
if the next generation can just wipe 
the slate clean and start over again. 

They may have to. 

On CNN a few days ago, Frank 
Sesno was questioning Sen. Robert 
Dole about how many people would 
be left without health insurance if 
the president's 100 percent guaran- 
tee was not realized. Mr. Sesno ap- 
parently had taken the position that 
government had a responsibility to 
ensure that all Americans had health 
insurance or coverage of some sort, 
and that there would have to be a 
good reason for them not to get it. 

Apparently, this is increasingly 

becoming the mindset of many 
Americans, and it is sad. Not just 
about health care, but about all of 
our basic needs. Government should 
provide for those who don't provide 
for themselves. Not can't, but don't. 

How easy it is to be charitable 
with someone else's money. 

Liberals preach generosity and 
talk about how we all must be gen- 
erous, since the '80s were the de- 
cade of greed. Yet Americans con- 
tributed (and by contribute I mean 
freely gave) far more to charity in 
that decade than in any other in the 
history of the United States. 

But they don't really mean for 
us to be generous. 

They mean they want us to sit 
down and shut up and let them 

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decide what to do with our monOT Usn herf 
And not just out's, but our children* ,te a » d s t 
So what do we do? Nothing 8 ' life 

Guaranteed health care sounds g ^ «, 

because we are afraid . We are aft* 
of the responsibility that freedom 
requires. We cannot discipline o& 
selves to take care of our bodies, * 
take care of our finances, so we ^ 
government do it. b u 

If guaranteed health care mQj 
a God-given right, I would accept 1 ^ ^ ^ 
I have no problem being reliant & ^ 


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upon the government . Not for he$>\ j 
care, not for housing, not for >* ha Ve °f ^ 
struction, not for food. ^ 2o°o U8 

This is not because it is sha^ ^ y 
ful to accept public assistance. ^Jjby j n 6 
human nature; if someone gi vCj ™- 
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environment. Asha,. 

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See Pete/ Page 5 ^^wwa 

Tuesday, July 26, 1994 



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Do you feel that NSU meets your needs as a Nontraditional Student? 

Daniela Halliburton, GR, 
Secondary Education, Alexandria 

"It's definitely hard to go to school and hold down a job at the 
same time. Parking is definitely a problem; because of the 
schedule I have to keep, I have to drive to school and I have 
to drive between the buildings because the schedule is so 
tight. The library hours could be a little later and [they could 
have] more weekend hours." 

Maria Jones, Sr, 
Ad Design and Journalism, Shreveport 

"Yes. The people at Northwestern have always 
been very helpful, and I've had some extreme 
circumstances in the times that I've been here. I 
really appreciate what's been done for me." 

Great and 


Woodstock 11, John Mellencamp, and new music 

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luch awaited 
•'• r oodstock II, Adventures in Money 
* Mung. Wasn't it bad enough the 
rst time? 

I don't understand why Ameri- 
ins insist on re-enacting previously 
iled events. Maybe the Confeder- 
I es will eventually win the Civil 
' ar. Well, I suppose another 
' 'oodstock has its advantages such 
■ i make-your-own-flannel booths 
splacingthe now obsolete "tie dye") 
rthe self-sufficient grunge-punk; 
id 24 hour MTV coverage so you 
in "turn on, tune in, and flop down" 

your sofa that is). Time marches 

1 and Que sera (and sundry other 
iches). Well, back to the music. 

This week I present many good- 
8, but first up is one of the few 
; ekers whose name changes more 
: ianSt.Petersburg(rivaledonlyby 
' avid Bowip's hair). Let's just call 
im John Mellencamp, since that's 
hat he goes by on his new release: 
'ance Naked." 

For those familiar with 
illenca nip's previous work you will 
d similar guitar and vocal pro- 
ction but the content has change 
bit. Mellencamp, who was well 
iow for his lyrics sympathetic to 
e conditions of the farrier and 
plminer, proves himself equally 
j ratable for love songs. As always, 
Mlencamp is no romantic; (no 
our monw U8n here) the songs have a nice 
ir children* ,te a "d sting with commentary on 
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"l.u.v." (with Lisa Germano on back- 
ing vocals) Mellencamp screeches: 
"Throw up, throw down/get yourself 
a better town/all these towns look 
the same/self pity, number one rec- 
reation/we're dying in the usa." 

For those of you who liked 
"American Fool" you will love Dance 
Naked. Other suggested tracks: 
"When Margaret Comes to Town," 
and "Dance Naked." The album is 
available on Mercury Records and is 
out at better (and probably lesser) 
music stores. 

As my service to avid music fans 
who usually shell out big bucks (only 
to discover that their band of choice 
has put out yet another awful al- 
bum) I have compiled a list of great 
and not-so-great new music. 

Killing Joke- "Millennium" The 
last Killing Joke side project was 
"Crush," which was a success in the 
college music world. This single is a 
little more guitar heavy than older 
things but still quality stuff. (Al- 
bum out: Aug. 2) 

Deee-Lite- "Picnic in the Park" Very 
funky, very danceable. I foresee 
much commercial activity for this 
one. In the immortal words of Dee- 
Lite: "It's a summer thang" {Album 
Out: Aug. 2.) 

Green Day- "Basket Case" This 
band has exploited a truly bizarre 
genre: Pop-punk. Kind of like sugar- 
coated Ramones. It may seem 

strange to purists 
but these guys do it 

Short for Pop Will 
Eat Itself. Some- 
times I think PWEI 
never changes. I 
guess it's a nice 
marketing scheme: 
Release the same 
music every couple of years and 
watch your profits soar. 
Live Re-released 
Iggy Pop- "TV Eye" (1977) This is 
a real jewel. Concert material taken 
from Chicago, Cleveland, and Kan- 
sas City in the spring and fall of 
1977. This eight song disc has some 
of Iggy's best howling including 
"Funtime" and "Nightclubbing" 
sung with David Bowie. 
Leonard Cohen- "Cohen Live" 
Taken from tours in Canada, 
Amesterdam, and Austin, Texas. 
Includes "Everybody Knows," "Who 
by Fire?" and "Suzanne." 

Just Say Roe (Vol. 7 of Just Say 
Yes) If you can't figure out this one 
give it up. Artists include David 
Byrne, Madonna, John Wesley 
Harding, Judybats, Ride, Bi-God 
20, and many more. 
Rarities (Vol. 1) All of your favorite 
pop-rock stars on one CD, can't beat 
it. Includes Hole, Beck, Sonic 
Youth, the Sundays, Counting 
Crows and the now defunct Nir- 

Things to Expect 

Stone Roses- "A Second Coming" 

(Aug. 2) 

Judybats- "Full Empty (August 2) 
Public Enemy- "Mack Of The Year 
(Aug. 9) 

Julian Cope- "Disconnection" (Aug. 


' Autogeddon" (Aug. 9) 

ETE • Debt, Taxes, and Healthcare 

The natural environment for 
'tomans is freedom. But the more 
,j{ *ftd more we give our freedoms up 
lid accep bh e i ess we know wnat to do with 
g reliant 

eli** _ We are giving away our liber- 
° f 6 'heal'' ^ 6s ' our freedoms, those very free- 
0t 01 f 6 i??° ms that countless Americans 
not tor ^ ave fought and died for over the 

*st 200 years. 

We must oppose every effort 

' ^eJ^ tne go vern m ent to gain more 

eone gi v& 
her, it is ' 

t'ontrol over us. 

You will be told it's necessary. 

^freedortM { t ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

S 8 10 afi*3 ne y- Money is power, and the 
y in°?_ I lrt!.rR 0Vernr n e nt is taking that power 
l^om you. You will be told that it's 
right. Rights are few and pre- 
l0 Us. The government will try to 

uld have' 
its natuJ 1 

e apen yours by creating others. 

These rights will always entail gov- 
ernment having more control over 
your life. 

You will be told that we all have 
to work together. Unfortunately, the 
government has placed itself in di- 
rect opposition to our freedom and 
our pursuit of happiness. 

Every time we let government 
take on a new project, or spend 
money, or make laws, whether it's 
health care or workplace inspections 
or minimum wage or public schools 
or federal criminal codes, we give 
away some of our freedom. 

Sometimes we have to give free- 
dom away. We have given the gov- 
ernment the power to punish us for 
murdering each other; in return, we 
have lost the freedom to do so. 

But now look at what we are 

doing. We are giving the govern- 
ment the power to set minimum 
wage; so we lose the freedom to set 
our own rates of pay. 

We have given the government 
the power to educate our children; 
we have lost the freedom to do so. 
Where has this gotten us? 

We now are ready to give the 
government the power to control our 
own health; we will lose the second 
most important freedom we have; 
the freedom to maintain our own 
bodies. There is but one higher free- 
dom: the freedom to think for our- 
selves. While this is the greatest 
freedom of all, it seems to be the 
least exercised. When we give gov- 
ernment this power, and forfeit this 
freedom, we will indeed become 

Betty Villar, GR, Folklore, Alexandria 

"Ra ly, and when they do, ineffectively. The 
reason I say that is because I have been trying 
since I started graduate school to get a bibliogra- 
phy class in when I could take it, either after 
hours or in the summertime, because I do have to 
work because I like to eat! This never works out, 
so Northwestern has been quite un-user friendly 
for me." 


Rodney Lain, GR, 
Composition and Rhetoric, Monroe 

"I don't have the foggiest idea because I don't know 
what they offer for nontraditional students." 

Connect! : Events & Opportunities 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce is seeking 
writers and photographers for the 
third and fourth summer sessions. 
If interested, pick up an application 
in Rm. 225 Kyser or Rm.153 Kyser. 

The Demon 91. 7 KNWD 

The Demon, NSU's student-run 
radio station, is seeking news re- 
porters for the summer. For more 
infomation, call 357-4180 or stop by 
the station office in South Hall. 

NSU Post Office 

Beginning in the 1994 fall se- 
mester, NSU box rent will be $12 for 
the fall semster, $12 for the spring 
semester and $8 for the summer, or 
$32 for a complete year of box rental. 

Angelic Upstarts 

Columnist looks for meaning in German films 

I'm taking a break 
from my usual politi- 
cal ramblings this 
week because 1) every- 
one is saying O.J. 
didn't do it, so I don't 
want to go out on a 
imb again, 2) the 
judge found in favor of 
Shannon Faulkner, so 
it looks like gender 
equality is safe — for 
now, and 3) I'm just not feeling my 
usual liberal angst this week. I got 
out and saw a couple of movies. I'm 
sure I'll be feeling guilty soon enough, 
so there's sure to be plenty of politi- 
cal diatribes in my future. 

Wim Wenders is not a well- 
known director here, but he must 
have influence in his native Ger- 
many to have created the fi 1ms Wings 
of Desire and Faraway So Close! 
Wenders is better known in the 
States as the director of Until the 
End of the World, a rambling, im- 
pressionistic detective-cum-science 
fiction work. 

Filmed mostly in black-and- 
white, and using a lot of floating 
camera techniques that allow the 
viewer to see through the eyes of its 
main characters, two angels, Wings 
of Desire nods to both Fellini and 
Bergman; rather than being deriva- 
tive, however, Wenders creates his 
own unique style in the course of the 
movies. Faraway So Close! is (rela- 
tively) more action oriented and hu- 
morous, and explores in more detail 
the angels' colorless world, and their 
relationship with time. Whereas the 
black-and-white to color changes in 
the first film seemed to be almost 
arbitrary, in the second film the 
viewer discovers that humans see in 
color while angels see only in light- 
and-dark. Their experiences, though 
tonally deep and rich, lack color and 
taste and smell. 

Wings of Desire, and Faraway 
So Close! follow the existences of 
angels in Berlin, as they carry out 
theirworkwatching and listening to 
humans, and occasionally bringing 
a bit of hope through their touch. No 
one can really see them, with a few 
exceptions (children occasionally 
look at them, and some people feel 
and smile at their presence) and the 
angels are privy to the thoughts of 
the humans they observe. They can- 
not act, however, cannot interfere 
with the lives of humans and can 
only help to guide their spirits after 

Banana Notes 

Madelyn Boudreaux 


Most of the Wings of Desire is 
an introspective look at the lives of 
the Berliners through the eyes of 
the angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) 
and Cassiel (Otto Sander). In their 
dark overcoats and pony-tails, they 
speak poetry about childhood and 
time, and meet to compare notes 
about the mortals. Their focus is 
particularly on three characters: a 
trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin) 
whose circus is closing; an old man 
who survived the holocaust and Pe- 
ter Falk as himself, in Berlin to 
make a detective movie set in WWII. 
Everyone is lonely and alienated, a 
fact uderscored by the angels' seem- 
ing distance from God and humans 

Damiel longs to become human, 
to drink coffee and take off his shoes, 
and to love the aerialist, Marion. 
After Peter Falk, whom we discover 
was an angel too, speaks to him, 
Damiel makes his decision. In a 
beautiful scene, he tells Cassiel he 
will become human; Cassiel seems 
doubting, and glances behind them 
- and is stunned to see a single pair 
of footsteps behind them. 

Damiel finds Marion, and she 
recognizes that she has been look- 
ingforhim. Cassiel, atop the Grosser 
Stern, a huge brass angel in West 
Berlin, continues to watch. 

Faraway So Close! while faster 
and more entertaining, is the lesser 
of the two films. The symbolism is 
more heavy-handed. Damiel and 
Marion are married and have a child; 
Cassiel has a new "partner," 
Raphaela (Nastassja Kinski!) and a 
growing desire to become human. 
Peter Falk is back in Berlin, exhib- 
iting his black-and-white sketches 
in a museum, and Willem Dafoe 
appears as Emit Flesti, an obvious 
Lucifer character who can speak 
with both the angels and humans, 
and who torments Cassiel. Oh, and 
Mikhail Gorbachev appears in a 
cameo that, as one reviewer said 

have been 
written by 
his own 
public re- 
1 a t i o n s 

human al- 
most acci- 

when his desire to save a child who 
has fallen from a building overrides 
his ability to simply watch and 
mourn her death . His goodness, how- 
ever, is sorely tested; while Damiel 
seemed destined to be a successful 
human, Cassiel blunders through 
his inexperience. He is arrested and 
rescued by Damiel, but he wants to 
make his own life, and ends up work- 
ing for a gangster. 

In an attempt to do good, he 
enlists the circus performers who 
work with Marion to steal a cache of 
guns from the gangster. Peter Falk 
is at his funniest as he successfully 
diverts the attention of two guards 
by explaining that he is filming an 
episode of Columbo in their security 
office. Then, in a rather oblique plot- 
twist, the trapezes artists are cap- 
tured, and Flesti and Cassiel must 
rescue them. 

Flesti redeems himself, help- 
ing to rescue the entertainers, and 
we glimpse his awesome, but often 
misspent, power. In a final scene, 
we see him spinning a huge genera- 
tor wheel - in closeup, he appears to 
be climbing up and up, but never 

This film was flawed by too 
many sub-plots; the hints at 
Germany's persisting racism and 
its Nazi past confuse both the in- 
trigue of the detective plot and the 
beauty of the spiritual one. The 
theme of innocence (and paradise) 
lost is universal, however, and the 
film is definitely worth seeing. 

The two films work partially 
because their spirituality is some- 
what generic. The angels, who re- 
mind us that they are the messen- 
gers but not the message, while 
firmly within a Christian tradition, 
are neither saccharine nor beatific. 
They seem to exist through the pres- 
ence of God, but the film is not about 
Christianity, nor is it derogatory to 
it. Rather than alienate some of its 
viewers, the films are reaffirming 
for Christian and heathen alike. 

Wanted: Columnists, Staff Writers, Photographers and Cartoonists to be a part of The 
Current Sauce Team. Interested parties should contact the Editorial Staff of The Current 
Sauce at 357-5456, or come by our offices in Kyser, Rm. 225. 

DEGREE: Continued from front page 

"We are very pleased with pro- 
gram,"Webbsaid. "Onething itdoes 
that you don't see very often, is that 
we have an agreement set up 
whereby students may be enrolled 
both at Northwestern and LSUA 
and rather [than] being challenged 
for financial aid through only one 
institution, students can get the 
maximum benefit from being en- 
rolled in both institutions." 

Northwestern and LSUA are 
not strangers to each other. The two 
institutions have worked together 
in nursing. Nursing students would 
attend the first two years at LSUA 
and complete the last two years of 
the baccalaureate nursing require- 
ments at Northwestern's Alexan- 
dria campus. 

"We have a very close working 
relationship with LSUA," Webb said. 
"What we do is take courses of the 
first two years of their program, add 
them on the courses on our curricu- 
lum, and we create a nice articula- 
tion of LSUA courses into North- 
western courses." 

Classes are held at both En- 
gland Airpark and LSUA. Accord- 
ing to Webb, Northwestern will not 
have to hire many new professors. 
"We are trying to use our regular 
full-time faculty, because we want 
these students exposed to the best 
opportunities we can make avail- 
able to them," he said. 

Webb and Cavanaugh con- 
ducted a survey on LSUA's campus 
in March to see in what other North- 
western baccalaureate degrees the 
students were interested. The re- 
sults showed from the 802 students 
that responded, medical technology 
circulated the most interest. 

"I can't say what we will be able 
to offer and what we aren't," Webb 
said. "But you can see at least what 
we are trying to do is to explore all 
the top-rated programs. Webb said 
the survey will be used to know 
what degrees will be offered next in 
Alexandria and they are in the pro- 
cess of approving other programs 
which could be available in the 

"We feel Northwestern should 
have a strong presence at Alexan- 
dria. Wehaveastrongworkingrela- 
f ttoiiship with LSUA." 

Dormitories receive needed renovations during summer 

Russell Hall, home off Louisiana Scholars' College, will 
be the site of renovations done throughout the year. 

While living in Bossier Hall 
instead of Dodd Hall for the sum- 
mer was a nightmare for some 
Northwestern students, the sacri- 
fice may prove to be worthwhile in 
the end. Since May, construction 
began to renovate the interior of 
Dodd and Caspari halls. 

In the past, women were 
placed in Dodd Hall for the sum- 
mer, but according to Fred Fulton, 
dean of student life, the building 
needed extensive work. At the end 
of the spring semester construc- 
tion workers began to busily paint 
the rooms and renovate the bath- 

In the south end of Dodd Hall, 
the bathroom walls are being re- 
placed and the doors widened to 
meet with ADA (American Dis- 
abled Act) requirements. Also, 
out-of-date air conditioning and 
heating units are being replaced 
with newer ones. 

The men were originally 
planned to stay in Caspari for the 
summer, but increased summer 
enrollment forced the housing de- 
partment to relocate the men to 
the west end of Rapides Hall, ac- 
cording to Fulton. Now, painting 
is also being completed in Caspari . 

Construction is still in 
progress, but Fulton hopes to have 
everything completed before stu- 
dents return in the fall. 

Juddy Hamous (left) and Woody Woods make repairs 
in Dodd Hall. 

WELCOME I SAB plans to make fall interesting semester, 
continued from page 3 

is underwriten by student associa- 
tion fees, which full-time students 
pay along with tuition and other 


"Students pay for this. You pay 
$10 for this," Jones said. "It's re- 
ally, really a cheap price by all you 
get out of it." 

Jones said Welcome Week is 
used as an introduction to and re- 
minder of all the activities and 
events available all year long. 

Many events have already been 

planned but not booked because 
the SAB is trying to book current, 
popular performers and movies for 
the coming year. 

"We've waited so late to book 
the movies because we are trying to 
get the latest releases," Jones said. 

Some changes students can ex- 
pect for the coming year include 
alternative times for movie show- 
ings, a member and monthly news- 
letter dedicated to public relations/ 
advertising and Thursday night live 

in The Alley. 

To appeal to more students and 
non-traditional students, in addi- 
tion to the 7 p.m. Tuesday movie 
showing, other showings will be at 
noon on Wednesdays and at 2 p.m. 
on Thursdays. 

Brian Hirst holds the new SAB 
position for public relations/adver- 
tising and will distribute a monthly 
update on student activities. The 
update will be located in the dorms, 
available to all interested students. 

BUDGETl Continued from front page 

cording to Loran Lindsey, director of 
the Northwestern Physical Plant 
which is in charge of the renova- 
tions, $2,630,000 is allocated to the 
Russell Hall renovations. 

Federal funding will pay for 
renovations to the Womens' Gym- 
nasium and West Caspari Hall, both 
of which will be used for The Na- 
tional Center for Preservation Tech- 
nology and Training to be based at 
Northwestern, according to Pierce. 

According to a July 17 article in 
The Natchitoches Times, The Loui- 
siana School for Math, Science and 
the Arts received $400,000 in fund- 
ing and an additional $500,000. 

The University is not the only 
beneficiary of monetary grants. 
According to The Natchitoches 
Times, Natchitoches Parish will 
receive money from the state bud- 
get for several local companies 
and $480,000 for rural road main- 

The article also said projects 
such as the four-laning of Koyser 
Avenue, work on the Keyser Av- 
enue bridge and widening of High- 
way 1 South in the business dis- 
trict of Natchitoches were also on 
the capital outlay budget, how- 
ever, none of these projects have 
been finalized. 

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The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival 

Tuesday, J uly 26, 1994 p a g e 3 

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Con Agra's award winning 
Gumbo booth. The booth 
included a live country band 
and personable cooks. 

Members of the Opelousas Park Vista 
Elementary School's French Acadian 
dance and singing group perform on 
Sunday morning. 


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Rand and Cynthia Speyrer teach 
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RC. takes over vending rights from Coca-Cola 

Bridgette Morvant 
The Curreni Sauce 

The dog days of summer are a 
time when many seek to quench 
their thirst with cold soft drinks and 
recently thirsty students may have 
noticed new beverage vending 
machines in use on campus. 

Northwestern has recently 
switched beverage vending machines 
on campus from the Coca Cola brand 
to the R.C. Cola brand. According to 
Fred Fulton, dean of students, the 
University bids out the beverage 
vending machines every three years. 

This year, the companies 
distributing the Coca Cola machines 
and the R.C. Cola machines put out 
the same priced bid to serve 
Northwestern, according to Fulton. 
However, Northwestern chose J & J 
Distributors which distributes the 
R.C. Cola machines. "We felt they'd 
be more responsive to our needs," 
Fulton said. 

The R.C. Cola machines do not 
carry all of the same beverages the 
Coca Cola machines carried in the 
past. However, if students would 
like the machines to be stocked with 
additional beverages, they may call 
or write Fulton at his office. Fulton 
said he would relay the requests to J 
& J Distributors. 

The company chooses its 
beverages based on sales and 
demand. According to Fulton, if 

R.C. beverage machines have already replaced the Coca-Cola 
machines in Kyser Hall 

students express a high demand for 
a certain beverage, the company will 
probably test the beverage by 
vending it in a few machines around 
campus. If the sales are high in these 
tests, the company may permanently 
increase its sale of that beverage. 
Fulton said the University 

requires its beverage machine 
companies to provide Coca Cola and 
diet cola because they are in such 
high demand by students. The R.C. 
Cola company will vend beverages 
which it does not produce, such as 
Dr. Pepper and Coca Cola which are 
currently offered, Fulton said. 

Goals 2000 grant could earn La f 
schools more than $16 million g 

The State of Louisiana will 
receive a $2 million grant this year 
and another $14 million in 1995 if it 
continues to respond to the "Goals 
2000: Educate America Act," Gov. 
Edwin Edwards learned. 

Louisiana will receive 
$2,0 14,752 to support state and local 
plans to address the act signed last 
March by President Clinton. 
Edwards said he believes the 
initiative can change the lives of our 
students for generations to come. 

An announcement of the federal 
grant by Sally Cain, representing 
U.S. Education Secretary Richard 
Riley, came during a news conference 
at the state Capitol where the 
governor and Dr. Ray Arveson, state 
education superintendent, 
announced appointment of a 
bipartisan commission to develop 
an action plan. 

"Louisiana has an opportunity 
to write and implement a statewide 
education plan for the next century," 
Edwards said. "We should take 
advantage of the monetary and 
technical support from the federal 
government to build on efforts 
already underway in our schools and 

Forty percent of the federal 

grant, $775,222, will be used in this 
fiscal year to develop the state's 
vision/action plan for education and 
to administer Goals 2000 activities. 
The remaining $1,162,833 will be 
awarded as competitive, local 
subgrants for development and/or 
implementation of local 
improvement plans, professional 
development and pre-service teacher 

Ian Arnof, president and CEO 
of First Commerce Corporation of 
New Orleans, will serve as 
commission chairman. 

The eight national goals are as 

1. All children in America will 
start school ready to learn. 

2. The high school graduation 
rate will increase to at least 90 

3. All students will leave grades 
four, eight and 12 having 
demonstrated competency over 
challenging subject matter including 
English, mathematics, science, 
foreign languages, civics and 
government, economics, arts, history 
and geography. 

And every school in America 
will ensure that all students learn to 
use their minds well, so they may be 


prepared for responsible citizenah 
further learning and produc 
employment in our nation's mo 

4. The nation's teaching 
will have access to programs i 
continued improvement of 
professional skills and 
opportunity to acquire the knowle 
and skills needed to instruct 
prepare all American students I 
the next century. 

5. United States students ■ 
be first in the world in mathematj 
and science achievement. 

6. Every adult Americans 
literate and will possess 
knowledge and skills necessary|te2 
compete in a global economy 
exercise the rights a | 
responsibilities of citizenship. 

7. Every school in the Unit 
States will be free of drugs, violeij 
and the unauthorized presence 
firearms and alcohol and will offej 
disciplined environment conduci 
to learning. 

8. Every school will promt 
partnership that will increa; x 
parental involvement aj _ 
participation in promoting the soci 
emotional and academic growth ** 
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Camp Discovery proves beneficial to Elderhostel participants 

Northwestern's Space Science 
Group decided Camp Discovery was 
more than kid stuff. Not only could 
students in grades four through eight 
go on a journey through space, but 
they could take their grandparents 
with them. 

Each year Camp Discovery: An 
Adventure in Space Science provides 
students with hands-on experience 
in the practice of scientific 
investigation with an orientation 
toward space science. 

This year's camp was divided 
into six sessions for different ages 
and experience levels. 

The Elderhostel camp is the 
session in which a student is able to 
bring along one or both of their 
grandparents. Each camp offers 

classes that prepare the students for 
an actual mission on the moon. 

"The mission is the main part of 
the camp and the classes relate to 
the mission in some way," said Mike 
Hawkins, outreach coordinator with 
the Space Science Group. "They build 
model rockets in which rocket launch 
is obviously part of the mission. They 
work with robotics and in the mission 
they use a robotic vehicle to go out on 
the moon's surface. 

"So each of the classes they take 
relates to the activities they do 
during the mission." 

Hawkins is pleased with the 
response Camp Discovery has 
received with the Elderhostel 

"I think ov~ first year with this 

camp went very well," Hawkins said. 
"The people who participated were 
very complimentary of how it was 
organized and of the quality of the 
staff. Everyone said they would 
recommend it to their friends." 

Rudolph (Rudy) and Marilyn 
Kamishke thoroughly enjoyed the 
chance to participate in the 
Elderhostel camp with their 
grandson Brian Rogluski. 

Both the Kamishkes are retired 
math teachers while their grandson 
is a seventh grader who does "pretty 
good in math." 

"We've been going to Elderhostel 
program's for about 10 years now. 
We have actually attended over 30 
Elderhostels," Marilyn said. "This is 
our first inter-generational one. It 

has been great. They have done a 
marvelous job giving the younger 
people new ideas." 

"They've had lots of different 
activities," Rudy said. "Every 
morning we've had four different 
classes and the afternoon is filled 
the same way." 

Rogluski agrees with his 
grandparents. "I've had a lot of fun," 
he said. "The classes are interesting. 
It's not like regular school classes. 
We had a press conference one night 
and then shot off rockets the next." 

Rogluski and the Kamishkes felt 
Northwestern provided a very 
complete Elderhostel camp. "We're 
pleased with the way they treated 
the youngsters,"Marilyn said. "They 
allowed them to be an intricate part 

of what went on." 

"I was the commander of the 
mission on the moon and B.J. (Brian) 
was the pilot," Rudy said. "When we 
were not piloting the ship, we 
collected rock samples from the 
moon's surface. We are definitely 
planning on doing other inter- 
generational camps. We really like 
being involved with our 
grandchildren in a constructive 

The Kamishkes are from 
Michigan while Rogluski is from 

However, Louisiana weather is 
not so new to them. "In the summer, 
it gets very warm and very humid 
like it does here," Marilyn said. "But 
you all live in the air conditioning. 

We rarely turn ours on , only wh« j ^ 
gets real stuffy." ^ om N 

Aside from enjoying |P 
Elderhostel camp, the KamUhP en P° 
thought a lot of Northwestern t ^ ew ®- 
Natchitoches also. "The town is j ^ 
adorable and the campus ^ 
beautiful," Marilyn said. "We ti> undre 
the historical tour and the ent'* uc ^ en 
camp went to the Folk Festival.' Gilcrea 

The Spac Science Group pli 
to offer the Elderhostel sessia 
Camp Discovery again. "WetJ 
happy with the progress that *(| 
made," Hawkins said. 

"We think it's going to contii 
to grow in the future and we w 
especially happy that there wer« 
many people from different sta 
who attended this camp." 



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Recreation Complex is a unique 
facility in that Northwestern is the 
only university in Louisiana with 
such a "student country club." 

The Recreation Complex was 
designed by the Research and 
Development Committee of the 
Student Union Governing Board. 
Located on the Louisiana Highway 
1 Bypass, the Complex provides 
students with an environment 
focused on fun and relaxation. 

The Complex features an 
Olympic-sized pool open May 
through September, four tennis 
courts and a nine-hole golf course 
open year round. 

Also included are a clubhouse 
and pro shop. 

According to Dwayne Jones, 
Student Activities Board president, 
the Rec Complex offers more than 
meets the eye. 

"The complex offers water 

aerobics, swimming lessons and 
tennis courts, which more people 
should try to utilize," Jones said. 
Cari Pequet, SAB Representative- 
at-Large, relaxes at the Complex to 
get away from the responsibilities 
of being a student. 

"The Complex is a great place 
to hang out, lay out and gossip," she 
said. "It's just fun." 

All Natchitoches campus 
students taking five hours or more 
are entitled to use the Complex 
simply by presenting their 
Northwestern identification card 
and, if playing golf, paying a small 
greens fee. Non-university 
individuals may use the Complex by 
paying a daily fee or purchasing a 

Many activities are programmed 
at the Complex throughout the year. 
Student groups may reserve the 
clubhouse by contacting the Office 
of Student Activities and 

Injury causes Carter 
to miss two meets 

Eric Metoyer 


Those who follow the Northwestern track and field team may be 
wondering why Lam ark Carter has not been in recent news. The 
former Demon AU-American triple jumper may have an explanation. 

Carter, who placed fourth at his last track competition (The Mobil 
Championship in Knoxville, Tenn.), strained his left hamstring after 
competing in the long-jump. The strain caused a two-meet absence for 

The injured Carter has not been immobilized. The jumper has 
been undergoing rehabilitation in Houston. 

"I've been jogging and stretching," Carter said. "I've done some 
pool work and some work with the weights. Ifs {the hamstring] 
working now." 

A ranking of fourth in the United States has Carter eager to 
return to the triple jump runway. 

"My confidence was boosted when I found I was ranked fourth 
behind Mike Conley, Kenny Harrison and Reggie Jones" Carter said. 
"Now, I can't wait to get back out there." 

According to Carter, this injury will not affect his jumping in his 
next competition. 

"My next meet will be on Aug. 5, in Canada," Carter said. While 
in Canada, Carter expects to jump at his personal best. "I'm looking 
to get a P.R. (personal record) in Canada," Carter said. "My hamstring 
is feeling a little tight, but it should be better before August." 

The hamstring strain is not a serious set-back, and it won't affect 
Carter's initial goals. 

"I hope to compete In the 1996 Olympics," Carter said. "Being 
ranked fourth has boosted my confidence towards that goal. The 
strain just came at a bad time. . . it won't affect anything." 


Northwestern karate school competitors place first in World Championship team fighting 

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Two Natchitoches residents 
from Northwestern's Kenpo Karate 
School participated in the World 
he Kamlsh] ^ enpo Karate Championships in 
thwestern ^ ew Orleans Saturday. 

Katie Gilcrease, 16, and 8-year- 
lpug old Jason Rolands competed with 
said. "We t< hundreds of other Kenpo Karate 
ind the ent ltu< ^ ents * n tne tournament. 
Ik Festival.' Silcrease was also part of a three- 
ce Group pla 

member team from Coushatta that 
placed first at the World 
Championships in team fighting. 

During the World Kenpo Karate 
Championship, Gilcrease recieved 
recognition from the United States 
Karate Alliance. Gilcrease placed 
first in the state for kumite (fighting) 
and second place for empty-hand 
kata. In the nation, she placed fourth 
in novice women for kumite and kata. 

Gilcrease also placed with three 
others in the 14th annual Shaolin 
Classic Tournament in Shreveport 

on J une 25 . Gilcrease won first place 
in kata and second place in kumite 
in the brown women's division. Lona 
Frazier placed second in kumite in 
the colored belt women's division 
and John Tyree won second in kumite 
and third in kata in the men's 
beginners division. 

Gilcrease in not a newcomer to 
competition. She has been learning 
Kenpo Karate since the young age of 
seven. Last year, she was No. 1 in 
the nation in junior women's kumite 


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According to Sensei Roy Adams, 
instructor at Northwestern's Kenpo 
Karate School, Gilcrease and Tyree 
placed in kata which is a "form or 
pattern a karate student does." The 
form is memorized and performed 
alone in front of the judges. The 
contestant may choose to use a 
variety of punches, kicks or use 
various weapons. Some of the 
weapons used are kaias, long sticks; 
bos, sticks up to 6 ft. long with a 
sharp blade on the end; or swords. 

Kumite involves two opponents 

in a ring sparring or fighting. 

Three judges and a referee 
determine the winner by the number 
of points the opponents gain by 
hitting their opponent on the side or 
back of the head, kidney or stomach 

Amazingly enough, Adams said 
Kenpo Karate is not very dangerous. 
They are required to wear head gear, 
gloves, feet pads and may choose 
additional protection such as shin 
guards and chest pads. 

"We've been very lucky that no 

one has been hurt in a tournament," 
Adams said. 

According to Adams, many 
different divisions of karate 
specialize in a certain area. Kenpo 
Karate is based on "hand techniques 
or fast hands." Other forms of karate 
may focus on kicks or a combination 
of the two forms. 

The full name of the martial art 
Adams teaches is Kajukenfu Kenpo. 
Shihan Harold R. Laranang Sr. 
originated this form of karate in 
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Tuesday, July 26, 1994 A 

30 student athletes named to honor roll 

Thirty Northwestern student athletes 
have been named to the 1994 Southland 
Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll, 
the second-highest total among league 

Student athletes posting at least a 3.0 
grade point average during the fall or main- 
taining at least a 3.0 cumulative average 
during their career at their respective 
schools are named to the honor roll. 

The honor list included 15 Demons 
(seven in baseball, three in golf and track 
and two in basketball) and 15 Lady Demons 
(four in tennis, track and softball and three 
in basketball). 

Junior Jimmy Frederick was the top 

Northwestern honoree and one of nine ath- 
letes in the SLC to post a 4.0 grade point 
average in the fall. A pole vaulter on the 
track and field team, Frederick is majoring 
in journalism. 

Additional Demon tracksters named 
were senior anthropology major Derek 
Dieterich (3.49) and senior social work major 
Michael Greer (3.14). 

Northwestern women's Demon track and 
field athletes honored were senior account- 
ing major Judy Norris (3.61) and juniors 
Karen Current (3.43 in psychology), Carla 
Davison (3.09 in liberal arts) and Maryalyce 
Walsh (3.86 in liberal arts). 

Junior tennis standout Emily Nichols 

led all Northwestern women athletes with a 
3.88 in journalism. 

Other members of the 1994 SLC Cham- 
pionship tennis team named were Chris- 
tina Dodge, asophomore biology major (3. 77), 
sophomore psychology major Natalie Opoku 
(3.38) and junior business administration 
major Natalie Roziers (3.16). 

Northwestern's conference champion- 
ship and NCAA Tournament baseball team 
led all Demon and Northwestern women's 
athletes on the honor roll. 

Freshman general studies major Corey 
Bond headed the list of baseball players 
with a 3.66. Others making the list were 
senior chemistry major Chris Evans (3.42), 

junior business administration major Terry 
Joseph (3.36), senior physical education 
major Daniel Tomlin (3.27), senior journal- 
ism major Reggie Gatewood (3.10), senior 
business administration major Matt 
Machen (3.10) and senior chemistry major 
Scotty Stafford (3.03). 

The only senior basketball player to be 
named to the honor roll was Northwestern's 
Tony Beaubouef, a physical education ma- 
jor who posted a 3.48. Junior Kenny 
McMillon joined Beaubouef on the list with 
a 3.25 in social science education. 

Women's basketball players Susan 
Baxter and Angela Lucius, both juniors, 
were named to the fall honor roll for the 

Smith elected 
to Hall of Fame 

Former Northwestern player 
to be inducted on July 30 

Eric Metoyer 

The Current Sauce 

Former Northwestern football/track athlete, Jackie Larue 
Smith will soon take a seat as one of the greatest players in 
football history. 

Smith, who left Northwestern in 1963 and became one of 
the greatest tight ends in the National Football League, will 
be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 30. 

In 1978 Smith retired after completing 15 years as the 
most productive tight end in NFL history. He retired, 
though, without ever seeing a play-off game. The tight end 
was a great player on some not-so-great teams. 

A half-year later, after being called out of retirement by 
the Dallas Cowboys, Smith discovered not only postseason, 
but was the center of attention in Super Bowl XIII. Smith 
had center stage for an incompletion that many fans would 
like to forget. A third quarter toss from Roger Staubach was 
thrown slightly low and behind Smith, wide open and run- 
ning a drag pattern across the middle of the end zone. Smith, 
while trying to get down with the low thrown ball, lost his 
footing and the pass glanced off his shoulder pads. Sadly, this 
35-31 Cowboys loss to Pittsburgh is why many fans would 
recall the name Jackie Larue Smith. 

The Hall of Fame, however, remembers much more. 
Smith accomplished catching 480 passes for 7 ,910 yards and 
scored 43 touchdowns in his professional career. He played 
in five straight Pro Bowls from 1967-71 and in 210 career 
games through 16 seasons. 

Smith is also regarded as the player who brought the 
tight end position out of the Stone Age and into the pro 
football spotlight. Before Smith's arrival, tight ends were 
one-dimensional blockers. 

Coach Walter Ladet, who was Smith's track coach and 
an assistant football coach on Jack Clayton's Demon, staff 
remembers Smith's versatility. 

"Jackie was the easiest guy there ever was to coach," 
Ledet said. " If you told him to do something, whether it was 
reasonable or not, he was going to try to do it. More often than 
not, he got it done." 

Ledet knew Smith had the potential to become a good 
player for the Demons because the young player showed 
desire and had the speed, size and attitude to go along with 
that desire. 

"It didn't take long to see Jackie had potential to be a very 
good player," Ledet said, "he was 6-3 / 6-4 and had fair speed, 
especially for his size. Most of all, he had the desire, and you 
never had to worry about Jackie Smith getting into trouble 
doing the wrong things. 

"I can't imagine anyone deserves it [Hall of Fame Honor] 
more, or will appreciate it as much as Jackie will." 

Jackie Larue Smith, a former Northwestern football player and Superbowl 
Alumni, will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this month. 

Striegler quits Northwestern to take post at SFA 

Gail Striegler, assistant women's 
basketball coach for the past three 
years at Northwestern State, has. ac- 
cepted a similar post at Stephen F. 

James Smith, Northwestern 
women's basketball head coach, said 
the search is underway to find a re- 


"Gail did a very nice job for us," 
Smith said. "She's a quality person and 
we wish her well — except three times a 
year when we play SFA." 

Striegler, 26, helped Northwestern 
post a 65-16 record over the past three 

With defensive strategy as her pri- 
mary coaching responsibility, North- 
western opponents shot only 39.7 per- 
cent in the past three years. 

Atrip to the 1993 National Women's 
Invitational Tournament, where North- 
western won the consolation champi- 
onship, highlighted her three-year ten- 

ure as Smith's primary assistant coach. 

A native of Fayetteville, Ark., 
Striegler was a graduate assistant 
coach at Arkansas for two seasons 
before moving to Northwestern. 

Arkansas was 28-4 in her last year 
and Northwestern won 20 games or 
more in each of her three seasons. 

Second session of Biddy Bali camp begins Aug. 1 

Eric Metoyer 

The Current Sauce 

It's summertime! Time for swimming, 
vacations and biddy basketball. 

Northwestern will be hosting a second 
session of the Biddy Basketball Camp Aug. 

The camp is designed to teach players 
fundamental skills. According to Clinton 
Sampson, Demon assistant basketball 
coach, children do not need to know any- 
thing about basketball to attend the camp. 

Brad Horstmann, assistant men's bas- 
ketball coach, expects participants from the 
Natchitoches area, since Northwestern will 
not house the young campers. 

The camp will be the first for the new 
Demon basketball coaching staff. "Our ob- 
jective is to introduce the new Demon coach- 
ing staff to area students," Horstmann said. 
The Demon players and coaches will instruct 
the youngsters in an effort to introduce the 
new men's basketball coaching staff to the 

Sampson urges campers to register early. 
Entries will be limited to the first 100 young- 
sters. Thirty to 35 students are already ex- 

pected to attend the camp. Early registra- 
tion may be a necessity. 

The camp is open to boys and girls ages 
6-13. Registration will take 
place at the coliseum from 
9 a.m.-noon July 30. The 
camp starts at 8:30 and 
ends at noon each day. 

The registration fee is 
$50 and includes a tee- 
shirt, basketball and indi- 
vidual instructions. 

The staff hopes the 
camp will be a learning ex- 
perience as well as fun for 

all participants. For more information call 

More Info: 

IJLfk What: Biddy Ball camp 
When: August 1-5 
Phone: 357-5891 
Where: Prather 

second consecutive year. Lucius, a physic 
education major, posted a 3.71 while Baxt« 
a business administration major, had a 3 SJT — ~j — 
Sophomore Stephanie Shaw was also namr S ^' 
after posting a 3.03 in physical education 

Softball players who received SLC hi 
ors are junior business administration m ; 
Jennifer Jannak (3.64), senior physical 
cation major Julie Coert (3.18), sophom 
biology major Sonia Jones (3.12) and junjjl 
social work major Kristi Parcel (3.00). 

Sophomore business administration m 
jor Jason Myatt(3.48), sophomore accountii 
major Jason Van Rensburg (3.36) and senij 
business administration major Bill Canipii 
(3.03) represent the Demon golf team 

players sign 
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Three former Northwestern basel " 
players are now being paid to participate i^oRTHV 
the national pass-time. The former De jy i 
mons are now members of the Alexandri^jy|^^|^ g 

Aces, a team in the new Double-A Texa*i. 
_ , . _ leases in < 

Louisiana League. U 8S ista> 
Former Demons Kyle Shade ani^jj t0 pj c 
Dominic Viola started the 1994 season wit! lar ket re 
the Aces. 

However, Reggie Gatewood, recentlyi^OST E 
noted for being named second team All-jjjt DIRE 1 

America, officially signed with the AceHobert All 
July 11. Anotherformer Demon, Troy Deaaifec ted as 
Conkle, also plays in the league with thetemebers 
Tyler Wildcatters. tors in Alt 

"I wish I could have come sooner.^art of th« 
Gatewood said. "It's an outstanding leagui 
It's real good to be a part of it [the AcesJ: 
because the competition is great. I lucki 
out in that I got on the best team [in th 

Having pitched only 5.2 innings 
three games and throwing eight runs (i 
earned), Gatewood, with a 12.71 ERAiani 
off to the best of starts. A relief pitch* 
Gatewood has four walks and six stri] 

outs ' jpcience ar 

Gatewood said he hopes to work ti> ne f Am 
wards getting more time in rotation an< !ame sn0 , 
hopes to play better than he has been, fortune, J 

Fellow pitcher Viola has started in al n ew 1994 
11 games he pitched but completed none-C amarro 
Viola's ERA is 4.33 although he is credite»ept, 8. 
with only two wins. He has 42 walks ani 
52strike outs. 

"Talent- wise we probably have the 
team and are playing the best," Viola sai 
"Hopefully, we'll win this whole thing 
attract attention from scouts and that'QQ^yyj^ 
what we're all here for." THE WOI 

Teammate Kyle Shade does not look j n 
far into the future. "Our future plans are Afepg to c ] 
make it to the game at 12:30," he said. "lAon of Loi 
the chips fall where they may. We're <faow a top 

fortunate to be on this team just hapl 

to be here." 

The Aces are probably glad to ha". 
Shade on the team as well. With .332, W| 
has one of the top five batting averages^ 
the team. 

Also notable is his slugging perceo* 
age of .435 and on base average of ^ALCOHC 
Shade also hit 14 doubles and three tripl<*AREA El 
in the 49 games he played. J State esta 

The Alexandria Aces are tied for fii*[ 4 lcohol-fri 
place in the league with four wins and t*"'tudents 1 
losses. l& nenviroi 

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Also, member teams operate indep« r *£°holics 
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Member teams play a mid-length f 
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of the baseball season — Memorial P a |j ut 
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1 Lifestyle: 

On-Campus apartments 
add touch of elegance to 

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Sports Week: 

Demon football 2ears ud 
for season with game 
against Southern 

Page 12 


Whitewater hearings 

provide prime example of 

political contradictions 

Page 8 


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mmm ^ pleaded guilty to possession 

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9 Bell left her purse in class where 

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I g% g% fjttorney 's office, Bell was placed 
tUuV 1 probation and payed a small 



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Vol. 83, No. 5 

Jane Baldwin 

The Current Sauce 

Despite the lack of a building 
and tight working conditions, the 
enrollment at Scholars' College has 
reached an all time high with 110 
freshman mostly due to a new de- 
gree program, according to Dr. Ray 
Wallace, director of Scholars' Col- 

"What we have added to the 
curriculum is declaring majors and 
not just concentrations," Wallace 
said. "We are adding to the concen- 
trations allowing the students the 
opportunity to choose between the 
concentrations or major." 

With the new degree program, 
students with declared majors would 

complete Scholars' College core re- 
and then 
take classes 
in their ma- 
jor through 
ern. During 
their senior 
year, stu- 
dents would 
their thesis 
and gradu- 
ate in their 
major with a background in the lib- 
eral arts. Students also have the 
choice of only having a concentra- 

Beginning in 1987, Scholars' 
College was solely a Liberal Arts 


College. Students chose concentra- 
tions in the humanities, sciences or 
arts. "For many students it wasn't 
the ideal program," Wallace said. 
Annual freshman enrollment var- 
ied from 55 to 100 students a year. 

According to Lisa Wolfe, associ- 
ate director of Scholars' College, 
having a major is much clearer and 
more concrete for most students and 
their parents. "The students see the 
courses and they're there and writ- 
ten down whereas with the concen- 
trations the students decide what 
they want to take. It's a lot more 
open," she said. 

While many freshman are 
happy with the changes, many up- 
perclassman are not. 

"It's a pervasive feeling that they 
are phasing down the program to 

"Scholars' College is stronger than 
ever. It is a distinct entity of the 

X T i7 ,? Dr. Ray Wallace 

Northwestern campus scholars college director 

just an honors program," said Faith 
Richards, a Scholars' College junior 
from Covington, La. "A vast major- 
ity are not happy with the changes." 

"It takes away from the pro- 
gram," Stephen Neal, a Scholars' 
College junior from Lake Charles, 
said. "It's like a part of Northwest- 
ern, not a separate entity." , 

According to Wallace, the pro- 
gram has not changed much. 

"Change is hard for some, but it's not 
really the change they think it is. 

"Scholars' College is stronger 
than ever. It is a distinct entity of 
the Northwestern campus." 

According to Wallace, many stu- 
dents would leave Scholars' College 
after two years because they did not 

See Scholars'/ Page 7 

NSU undergoes 
faculty changes 

Jane Baldwin 

The Current Sauce 

Despite 90+ degree heat, Kevin Spirit of Northwestern Marching 
Clark, a senior music education Band, prepare for the upcoming 
major, along with members off the game against Southern. 

Twenty-seven new faculty members have joined 
Northwestern's teaching staff with a new vice president of 
university affairs and director of admissions. Former dean of 
students, Fred Fulton, was also named new vice president of 
Student Affairs. 

As vice president of university affairs, John Winston's 
duties will include management of the University's physical 
plant and development of Northwestern's capital outlay re- 

"My challenge is to maintain our physical plant and make 
it even better," Winston said. "It's a difficult thing to do because 
my predecessor Dr. James Haley did a beautiful job. This job will 

be challenging. I hope to 
bring a fresh approach to 
the University, and look 
at things in a way that 
will help Northwestern." 

Winston earned a 
bachelor's degree from 
Grambling State Univer- 
sity and a master's of sci- 
ence in public school ad- 
ministration and super- 
vision from Northwest- 
ern. He also earned a plus 
30 from Northwestern 
and completed an addi- 
tional 25 hours of gradu- 
ate credit. 

For the past 18 
years, Winston has been 
a member of the 
Natchitoches City Coun- 
cil. He has also been 
chairman of the Board of 
the Natchitoches Eco- 
nomic Development Cor- 
poration and chair of the 
Economic Development 
Committee of the Red 
River Waterway Com- 
mission. Winston was 

Shifts, Promotions 
and additions 

■ Fred Fulton, dean 
of students to vice 
president of Student 

■ John Winston: new 
vice president of 
University Affairs 

■ 27 faculty added 

■Chris Maggio, 
assistant sports 
fundraiser to director 
of admissions 

also appointed as a board member for the Southwest Educa- 
tional Developmental Laboratory. 

Fulton's areas of responsibility include student services, 
auxiliary services, University police and transportation, stu- 
dent activities and organizations, lesiure activities and recre 

See Faculty I Page 7 

Preis campaigns at NSU 

Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

Democratic 1995 gubernatorial 
candidate Phil Preis wasted little 
time hitting the campaign trail which 
included a brief stop at Northwest- 
ern, Friday. 

The 44-year-old native of 
Newellton, La., has spent the past 
18 years running his own law firm in 
Baton Rouge after spending time as 
a staff attorney in the U.S. Treasury 

"I guess you could say I'm a 
corporate lawyer and a problem 
solver," he said. 

"I've done a lot of settlement 
work. I think that my background as 
a problem solver and my financial 
background in accounting gives me 
a good background to be governor of 

this state." 

The 1991 campaign gave Preis 
interest in leading Louisiana. 
"I'm not a politician and I've never 
sought public office," Preis said. "But 
in l^jlljlgw the decisions the people 
of this state had 
to make and I 
wasn't happy 
about it. 

"It cast 
Louisiana in a 
bad light," he 
said. "So I 
-4WpSP*3S I started consid- 
gjf % " "' mm ering it in 1991 
and I got the 
opportunity to 
take my time, money and resources 
and try to make a change in this 

Preis wants to make a funda- 

mental change in how the state is 
perceived, and he thinks it's the only 
way for Louisiana to make substan- 
tial long-term growth. 

"Every time I go talk to the 
people I ask them what their vision 
of Louisiana is, and the two things 
they tell me every time is gambling 
and entertainment," he said. "And 
that is what the outside thinks about 
us too. 

"The only thing that is going to 
turn this state around is getting 
outside people to come in and realize 
what we have here," Preis said. 

"We need big companies to come 
in and invest a lot of money in this 
state. That's what it will take to turn 
this thing around. The only people 
who have come to Louisiana in the 
past are people that need the river 
or gas, and we need to change that." 

fWatson library seeks name 
for new OPAC system 

Northwestern's Eugene P. 
Watson Memorial Library is spon- 
soring a contest for students to 
name the library's new Online 
Public Access Catalog. 

The contest is only open to 
Northwestern students enrolled 
in fall 1994 classes. The deadline 
for entry is 10 a.m. Sept. 19. The 
winner will receive a $100 cash 
award and will be a special guest 
at the OPAC Dedication Ceremo- 
nies Oct. 4. 

To ensure an unbiased selec- 
tion, OPAC name entries will be 
separated from entrants' names 
at the time of receipt by the li- 
brary. All entries will become the 
property of Watson Library and 

will not be returned. 

The following rules apply to 
the contest. ( 1) The name must be 
suitable for online use and must 
not be derogatory. (2) The name 
should be one word or acronym of 
no more than eight characters. 
(3) The name may be a personal 
name or any word/acronym relat- 
ing to the University, the library, 
the purpose of an online catalog 
or school spirit. (4) Multiple en- 
tries per person are allowed, but 
only one entry per form. (5) En- 
tries will bejudged on originality, 
clarity, significance and appro- 
priateness. (6) Duplicate entries 
of winning name will be decided 
by the earliest entry. 




SAB movie Philadel- 
phia. 7 p.m. in the Al- 


Replay of Philadelphia 
at noon in the Alley. 

Comedian, Tim 
Settimi. 7:30 p.m. in the 


Replay of Philadelphia 
at 2 p.m. in the Alley. 

"Thursday night live" 
Video dance party at 
7:30 p.m. in the Alley. 


Labor Day holiday. 
No Class. 

Art gallery exhibits 
photographs of Louisi- 

The Orville Hanchey Art Gal- 
lery at Northwestern State Univer- 
sity will present an exhibition, "Pho- 
tographs by Elemore Mcigan: Rural 
Life and Landmarks in Louisiana, 
1937-1965," Aug. 29 through Sept. 

The exhibit is on loan from the 
Alexandria Museum of Art. 

Morgan, who died in 1966, was 
widely recognized as one of the top 
outdoor photographers in the South. 
His primary subjects were architec- 
ture and photographs done for in- 
dustrial clients which included the 
state's forests, bayous and indus- 
trial sites. 

His work appeared in the books 
The Bayous of Louisiana, All Thisls 
Louisiana, 5 Days in Baton Rouge 
and The Art of Flower Arrangement. 
He also did a series of assignments 
for the Louisiana State Forestry 
Commission and Louisiana Forestry 
Association which appeared in For- 
ests & People magazine. 

Morgan was also a consultant 
on the films The Long Hot Summer, 
The Sound and the Fury, Desire in 
the Dust, Hush, Hush Sweet Char- 
lotte, Alvarez Kelly, and Hurry Sun- 

The gallery is open weekdays 
from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and will 
be closed on Labor Day. Admission 
to the exhibit is free. 

Professor presents a 
paper on civic educa- 

Teaching prisoners to read and 
write is not enough to prevent them 
from committing crimes after they 
are released, according to a profes- 
sor at Northwestern. 

A course in civics could also play 
a role in reducing the number of 
repeat offenders, according to Frank 
Fuller, an assistant professor of adult 
and continuing education. 

Fuller will present a paper, Civic 
Education: Its Place in Adult Basic 

Junior Deron Reed prepares for Saturday's game 
against Southern. See related story, page 12 

Education for Corrections Popula- 
tions, at a meeting of the American 
Association of Adult and Continu- 
ing Education in Nashville later this 

Fuller maintains that having 
literacy skills and a job aren't enough 
to prevent people from committing 

"Research indicates that about 
40 percent of people who commit 
felonies are employed at the time 
they are arrested," said Fuller, who 
is in his second year on the North- 
western faculty. "Traditional educa- 
tional goals are to give felons pre- 
employment skills so they can get a 
job. But if they a have job when they 
are arrested, a GED is not going to 
help. Other strategies are needed." 

While working with probation 
officers in Texas during the 1980s, 
Fuller came up with the idea of add- 
ing civics to the prison education 
curriculum. The basic civics course 
would be personalized to meet the 
needs of specific probation or parole 
officers. He said his work was not 
designed to eliminate repeat offend- 
ers, but was one tool that could be 
effective in many cases. 

"Our goal was to teach the cli- 

Welcome back the 
Student Body. 

We look forward to 
serving you at Vic's, 
LeRendezYOiis, and 

ents an understanding of the court 
system, how the government worked 
and their role in society," he said. 
"We wanted to show them that there 
are rewards for functioning within 
the structure of family and society. 
Those rewards aren't always appar- 
ent but they are there." 

Fuller added that teaching ba- 
sic civics has a practical aspect. 

Career Day set for Sep- 

The perfect job or contact could 
be easy to find at the annual Career/ 
Graduate Day on Tuesday, Sept. 20 
in the Friedman Student Union. 

Career/Graduate Day is spon- 
sored by Northwestern's Office of 
Counseling and Career Services and 
Office of Cooperative Education. 
Northwestern students and alumni 
are eligible to meet with prospective 
employers or graduate and profes- 
sional school representatives. 

Career/Graduate Day is part of 
Career Week activities. The Office 
of Counseling and Career Services 

is sponsoring a week of seminars 
and counseling sessions to provide 
students with skills to make get- 
ting a job easier. 

Seminars will be Sept. 14 
through 15 in the President's Room 
of the Student Union. Topics to be 
covered include selecting a major, 
learning to interview, preparing the 
right resume, preparing for gradu- 
ate school and job seeking strate- 
gies. Students may attend indi- 
vidual sessions on Sept. 16 and 19. 

Northwestern's Career/Gradu- 
ate Day occurs in conjunction with 
Career Days planned at McNeese 
State University, Northeast Loui- 
siana University and Grambling 
State University. Conine said 
spaces are available for businesses 
who would like to participate. She 
encouraged all area businesses to 
take part even if they are not hir- 
ing. For more information on 
Northwestern's Career/Graduate 
Day, call 357-5621. 

Music professor's 
original composition 

An original composition by 
Mark Francis, adjunct professor of 
guitar and theory at Northwest- 
ern, was recently performed at the 
1994 College Music Society South- 
ern Chapter meeting in Atlanta. 
Francis is also on the faculty of the 
Louisiana School for Math, Science 
and the Arts. 

The work, Noctis, is a collec- 
tion of five pieces. Noctis is Latin 
for of the night. According to 
Francis, each piece in the collection 
examines some aspect of nighttime 
and how it can be viewed as evil. He 
said the view of evil is meant in a 
"tongue-in-cheek" manner. Francis 
said evil is often a creation of the 
mind while that which is truly evil 
is treated with indifference. 

An article written by Francis, 
A Conversation with Michael 
Kallstrom, was published in the 
spring issue of The New Journal for 
Music. Kallstrom is an internation- 
ally-known composer who per- 
formed his electronic opera, Sto- 
ries, at Northwestern in 1992. 

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Some students "rushed" to get 
LNorthwestern. Approximately 170 
tomen and 75 men applied and par- 
fecipated in a week of formal Rush. 

Formal Rush is a program in 
rhich students interested in Greek 
fie participate in a mutual selection 
rocess with the campus Greek or- 

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ganizations. This allows those stu- 
dents or rushees, an opportunity to 
take a look at Greek life. 

Even though the entire program 
lasted four to five days, students 
were able to get a view of how the 
Greek system operates. 

Each rushee was guided through 
the program by a rush counselor, a 
Greek representative who disasso- 
ciated from his or her chosen Greek 

Counselors answered questions 

and helped with any problems a 
rushee may have had concerning 
the Rush process. 

According to Angela Hennigan, 
president of the Northwestern 
Panhellenic Association, "Things 
went very well this year, we had a 
qualified staff of Rho Chis [sorority 

Hennigan also said the Greek 
Hill site worked out very well. Sigma 
Kappa sorority now occupies a new 
house, since their former house was 

razed to make way for the new apart- 
ments behind Greek Hill. The soror- 
ity worked last spring and during 
the summer to get it ready for this 

Northwestern adopted a new 
strategy for Rush this year. To help 
reduce the expense of Rush, Reatha 
Cox, Greek adviser, suggested cut- 
ting down on the decorations of the 
houses and limiting the skits to only 

"This was our first year to go 

strictly to a conversation Rush," Cox 
said. "Overall I think everyone en- 
joyed it. It was very worthwhile." 

The Greek organizations expe- 
rienced a higher retention rate by 
having an early formal Rush. This 
was the first early rush in which the 
fraternities had participated for 
quite some time, Cox said. The re- 
tention rates compared favorably to 
previous rushes. 

According to Cox, of the rush- 
ees, approximately 115 women and 

60 men have accepted bids. "They 
[the Greek organizations] have some " 
excellent new leaders. We have an 
exciting year planned." 

Several of the campus chapters 
have gained national recognition, so 
the year offers a lot of excitement, 
Cox said. 

"Rush went very smoothly .... 
This year there was a higher rate of 
bid matching," Hennigan said. 
"There were no problems this year . 
. . even the weather cooperated." 


The Current Sauce 


Hundreds of years ago, our forefathers set out 
rom Plymouth, England, to seek freedom and to 
stablish a new culture. And now Stephen Dale, a 
articipant in the International Student Exchange 
TOgram, has set out from Plymouth College to 
iplore similar interests — through a year at North- 

Dale's arrival at Northwestern was not without 
onfusion. He arrived at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 with only 
is guitar. His baggage and money didn't arrive until 
0:30 p.m. the next day in 

He previously worked 
a the real estate industry 
mt decided to study psy- 
hology. Of the 130 schools 
rvailable through ISEP, 
le chose to attend North- 
western because of the pro- 
fam available and because 
f a "snap decision." An 
ISEP student from Ply- 
louth College had attended Northwestern before. 
l» His transition doesn't seem to have been too 
jfifficult so far. He doesn't mind the sun, but he does 
it like the humidity. And he is "gasping for a cup of 


He has been received well, but is often asked to 
ipeat everything he says "for either of one of two 
asons: one, because they don't understand me or 
'0, because they want to hear me talk." 

Dale is very interested in meeting people. Out- 
'ardly, Dale appears to be very concerned with not 
jaking too many waves or upsetting too many people. 
Dale said the local people have gone out of their way 
to be nice. But coming here has been a culture shock 
for him. 

For example, in England, a brand new car would 
tost about $7,500. The comparable American price is 
817,000. Food is cheaper and textbooks are double 
the price. In London, "you pay through the nose" for 
aflat. Whereas, the problem here is finding appropri- 
ate housing. 

Other cultural differences concern voting age, 
abortion, drinking and driving. In England, people 
can't get a drivers license until they are 17 years old. 
People can legally vote and drink at 18 years old. 

Differences aside, Dale is much like other 28- 
year-old, male college students. He enjoys going to 
"pubs" on the weekend. 

New residents of the University Columns 
apartments settle in to their "exclusive" lifestyle 


All seems quiet on the Northwestern front. 
The Universtiy Columns Apartments first 

welcomed students students only a few days 
ago, but moving days are already past. 

niversity Columns 
Apartments opened last week, 
welcoming back nearly 500 
students to Northwestern's 
campus. The only housing in 
Natchitoches offering off-campus living 
and the benefits of on-campus life, the 
Columns are specifically designed to 
enrich student life. 

Individual liability leases, community 
assistants, programming, workshops, 
social events and great customer service 
are some of the things the Columns offer 
to make life easier for college students. 

A five-minute walk from Kyser Hall, 
the apartments are conveniently located 
behind the PE Major's building. 

University Columns were built on- 
campus because numerous studies have 
shown that students who live on-campus 
have better metriculation rates and tend 
to be more socially and institutionally 

The Columns also offers private 
locking bedrooms, a full kitchen (with 
dishwasher, disposal and icemaker) a 
clubhouse, a pool and jacuzzi, an 8-foot 
perimeter fence with an electronically 
controlled gate, laundry and study rooms 
and a full-time maintenance staff. Prices 
for the apartments begin at $710 per 

Photos by Stony Coffelt 

SAB welcomes back students 

Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 

Welcome Week, and this week's activi- 
are used as an introduction and re- 
der of all the activities and events avail- 
's to students all year long. 
The Student Activities Board is in the 
ess of planning events to keep you busy 
|--ing the week and the entire semester, 
fith the success of Welcome Week activi- 
fs, the SAB is trying to respond to the 
^dents' interests. 

1 "Students pay for this. You pay $10 for 
Pis," Dwayne Jones, president of SAB, said. 
Y^s really, really a cheap price by all you get 

J The cost of the events is underwritten 
; p student association fees, which full-time 
^dents pay along with tuition and other 
pts. All activities are free to students with 
pTent Northwestern identification, 
i Some changes students can recognize 
the addition of alternative times for 
'> V ' e showings, a board member and 
Monthly newsletter dedicated to public re- 
pions/advertising and "Thursday night 
I Ve " in The Alley. 

ij. The Alley has been reserved every 
i'^Ursday night by the SAB to guarantee 
°aie kind of activities to look forward to 
Ve ry week. 

L Movie showings will begin with the 
Mk U * ar viewin S at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and 
" e r showings will be noon Wednesdays 
^ 2 p. m . Thursdays. 

Jones said many events have already 
* n planned but not booked because the 

This week's activities are planned as a 
continuation of welcoming students to cam- 
pus. The Tuesday night movie is Philadel- 
phia , starring Tom Hanks and Denzell Wash- 
ington. Tim Settimi, a comedian of sorts, 
will perform his show "Mime, Music and 
Mayhem" at 7 p.m. Wednesday in The Alley. 
The Thursday night performance will show- 
case Tony Gilley, a professional disc jockey. 

"We're waiting to book events. We're 

trying to get feedback on what the students 
want," Debi Cost, SAB special events chair- 
man, said. "We want to give the students 
what they want. We're basically trying to 
get ideas. That's where our representatives- 
at-large come in." 

The SAB has two openings for repre- 
sentatives-at-large and "openings galore" 
for committee members, according to Cost. 
Interested students should inquire at the 

SAB office, Rm. 214 in the Student Union 
and look for future information in The Cur- 
rent Sauce. 

Cost said events and activities will be 
booked according to the interests that stu- 
dents show. Some tentative ideas for future 
events include caricature artists, an open 
microphone night, dances, disc jockeys and 
possibly a performance by a psychic who will 
use numerology and tarot cards. 

is trying to book current, popular per- 
Dr mers and movies for the coming year. 

Welcome week performers share musical tradition 

Bridgette Morvant 

The Current Sauce 

Trini and Rose Triggs trace the roots of 
their musical talent to the many songbirds 
who have always been found nestled in the 
branches of the Triggs family tree. 

The brother and sister, along with gui- 
tarist, Lance Thompson, shared that musi- 
cal talent with Northwestern students at a 
street dance in front of Iberville Cafeteria 
last Thursday night. The dance was part of 
the Student Activities Board's Welcome 

"It was really good," said Carl Henry, 
director of student activities and organiza- 
tions. "We had a lot of students to attend. 
Trini and Rose put on a real good show." 

Trini and Rose grew up in a family that 
appreciated a wide variety of music and 
loved to sing. "Rose had always sung at 
home," Trini said. Trini said he was more 
interested in karate as a child. However, his 

performing career was launched when in 
third grade, his teacher overheard him sing- 
ing Feelings to himself in the cafeteria and 
made him sing in front of the class. 

Trini formed his own singing group three 
years ago and Rose joined the group, which 
was originally comprised solely of family 
members, a half year later. 

Trini and Rose Triggs are popular per- 
formers in Natchitoches. They are the fea- 
tured singers at The Cove, a bar located 
inside The Mariner restaurant on the Hwy 
One By-Pass, and, according to Trini, have 
played hundreds of local weddings and fra- 
ternity and sorority parties. Rose was the 
featured singer at last year's Crewe of St. 
Denis Mardi Gras Ball in Prather Coliseum. 

Rose, who takes piano classes here at 
Northwestern, is also an accomplished flau- 
tist. The 19-year-old Northwestern student 
is pursuing a degree in physical therapy and 
plans to graduate in May. After graduation, 
Rose plans to further her education at a 
physical therapy school in Chicago. After 
completion of her degree, Rose plans to pur- 

sue music as another possible career choice. 

Due to studies, Rose doesn't spend much 
time performing on the road. She does, how- 
ever, perform demonstration work in Shreve- 
port and Monroe often. Demonstration work, 
according to Trini, is when a singer per- 
forms a newly-written song to test its sound. 

Trini, on the other hand, has been spend- 
ing a great deal of his time performing out of 
town, mostly in promotion of his new tape 
entitled Trini Triggs. Trini said he has sold 
many tapes so far and is optimistic about the 

The 29-year-old musician is married to 
Nancy Triggs and they have a daughter 
Kristin. Trini said he and his wife would 
love to stay in Natchitoches, but he will go 
wherever his music career takes him. 

In the meantime, Trim is busy advertis- 
ing and promoting his new tape and taking 
guitar lessons. With his experience in the 
music business, Trini has a word of advice, 
"To all the musicians out there trying to 
make it — don't give up because it's a tough 

Holiday History: 

Labor Day 

Heather Cooley 
The Current Sauce 

Monday marks the 100th 
anniversary of President Grover 
Cleveland's bill that made Labor 
Day a national holiday. 

Labor Day, observed the first 
Monday in September, is a day of 
rest and relaxation, marking the 
end of summer. Not only is Labor 
Day celebrated in the United 
States, it is also celebrated in 
Canada, Puerto Rico and Austra- 
lia, where it is called Eight Hour 
Day. Europe also has a day to 
celebrate working people, but it is 
celebrated on May first. 

Matthew Maguire, a machin- 
ist from Paterson, New Jersey, 
and Peter J. McGuire, a New 
York City carpenter, were the 
first to suggest a holiday honoring 
working people. They were a 
crucial part of the first Labor Day 
parade in New York City in 
September of 1882. 

Although Oregon in 1887, 
became the first state to make 
Labor Day a legal holiday, it was 
not made an official holiday until 

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Options for restoring coastal Louisiana discussed at summit 

Sara Farrell 

The Current Sauce 

The Coalition to Restore Coastal 
ILuisiana, a nonprofit organization 
Sfcdicated to coastal wetlands resto- 
ration and preservation, recently 
ikged the Governor's Office to hold a 
|Ljnmit meeting for all interested 

f[ "The Governor's Office of 
| hastal Activities has decided to hold 
sfce summit," Mark Davis, executive 
director of the Coalition, said. 
Isjhey're actually going to send out 
lUicitations for ideas." 

Various businesses, civic and 
environmental groups, state and lo- 
cal governmental bodies and other 
concerned individuals formed the 
Coalition in 1988 in an effort to save 
the only great delta ecosystem in 
North America — trie Mississippi 
River Delta. 

The area comprises a large sec- 
tion of the country's commercial fish 
landings and supplies about one- 
half of the nation's fur harvest. 

The delta also serves as a sanc- 
tuary for millions of waterfowl that 
travel through the Mississippi fly- 

As massive levying and other 
human activity disrupt the natural 
balance of land-building and loss, 
Louisiana's wetlands lose more sedi- 
ment annually, currently at a loss of 
25 to 35 square miles per year. 

Louisiana contains 25 percent 
of the nation's coastal wetlands yet 
suffers 80 percent of all nationwide 
coastal wetlands loss. The Coalition 
predicts that New Orleans will be a 
coastal city by 2050 if land loss 
continues at historical rates. 

Also at those rates, the com- 
mercial fisheries harvest will de- 
cline 30 percent by the year 2041, 

with a loss of at least 50,000 jobs, 
according to the Coalition. 

The Coalition has distinguished 
itself by actively pushing for resto- 
ration activity to prevent such dam- 

The organization proved respon- 
sible for securing statewide commit- 
ment to its goal upon creation of the 
Wetlands Conservation and Resto- 
ration Fund, a trust funded by a 
portion of state royalties received 
from oil and gas, in 1989. 

Largely through the Coalition's 
efforts, Congress passed the Coastal 
Wetlands Planning, Protection and 

Restoration Act (CWPPRA) in 1990. 
This development guaranteed fed- 
eral funds of about $1.5 billion for 
restoration projects, with the tax- 
payers' approval. 

The spending of federal monies 
on restoration depends on the state's 
ability to cost share the projects by 
at least 25 percent. 

"If we are going to save our 
coast, we have to have a program 
that people believe in and are will- 
ing to invest in," Davis said. "To get 
that kind of program we all need to 
do more than point fingers and cast 

The CWPPRA's Task Force an- 
nually creates a project priority list. 
They completed the first assignment, 
a restoration project expected to cre- 
ate 205 acres of brackish marsh in 
the La Branche wetlands, in April 

To continue such success, the 
Coalition pushed for the summit. A 
tentative date has placed it in No- 
vember or January. 

To join or receive more informa- 
tion, contact the Coalition to Re- 
store Coastal Louisiana, 8841 High- 
land Road, Suite C, Baton Rouge, 
LA 70808. 


continued from front page 

fer traditional majors. "From talk- 
SB to some of the students that left 
I go into traditional majors, they 
anted to be a little bit more like 
(eir friends with traditional ma- 

"Majors tend to sell better after 
jaduation," Wallace said. "The 
jajor is a readily recognizable com- 

: j So far, students with declared 
ajors are pleased with the pro- 
(am. "I'm excited," said Jamie 

: jillet, a Scholars' College fresh- 

fcculty .continued from front page 

:|honal sports and enrollment ser- 
ices. Fulton earned his bachelor's 
ad master's in education at North- 
;estern. He did additional post- 
jaduate work at Northwestern, 
fcNeese State University and 
brtheast Louisiana University. 

His campus activities include 
srving as an instructor in the 
'resident's Leadership Program and 
ting the advisor for the Northwest- 
n Student Government Associa- 
| m and the Blue Key National 
' onor Fraternity. He is a member of 
| fi campus Affirmative Action Com- 
ittee, Assessment Steering Com- 
ittee and Calendar Committee. 

Chris Mahhio , new director of 
■'lmissions and recruiting, will co- 
v dinate the Univeristy's recruiting 
± Forts. He will also hire, evaluate 
td train staff and develop recruit- 
J* publications. 

f| A Northwestern graduate, 

man majoring in physical therapy. 
"It's a lot of work, but it will pay off 
in the end." 

However, Caillet said she would 
not have attended Scholars' College 
if they were not allowed to declare a 

"I'm real pleased with the ac- 
ceptance across campus," Wallace 
said. "The department heads and 
faculty I have talked to across cam- 
pus are very happy about this. 

"We designed it for the incom- 
ing students. Northwestern depart- 
ments receive more students. It's a 
win-win situation for both of us. I 

Maggio was assistant athletic direc- 
tor and executive director of athletic 
devcelopment for the Northwestern 
Athletic Association. He was previ- 
ously women's track and field coach 
at Northwestern for six years, build- 
ing the program into one of the top 
programs in the Southland Confer- 

New faculty in the Division of 
Business are part-time associate 
professor Dr. Fred Clark and assis- 
tant professors Terry Bechtel, Dr. 
Alice Handlang and Dr. Robert C. 
Jones III 

Joining the Alice E. and Mrs. 
H.D. Dear, Sr. Department of Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts are assis- 
tant professor Micheal Rorex and 
David Schidt, temporary assistant 
professor and director of technical 
theatre. The University appointed 
assistant professor David Gullatt in 
the Division of Education, and James 
Esco in the Department of Family 
and Consumer Sciences. 

don't think it is a major problem." 

Scholars' College also faces the 
challenge of adapting to their tem- 
porary location at Kyser Hall. Since 
this summer, major renovations be- 
gan on Russell Hall. Until the build- 
ing is completed students are forced 
to use classrooms around campus 
many of which are conflict with 
Northwestern's class schedule. 

"The placement of rooms is cha- 
otic," Neal said. "A little more plan- 
ning and it wouldn't be a problem." 

According to Wallace, construc- 
tion should take up to a year to 

Assistant professors Melissa 
Price and William Swain were 
named in the Department of Jour- 
nalism and Telecommunications 
while Susan Lewis and Lillian 
Wooley were appointed as tempo- 
rary instructors in the Department 
of Languages and Communications. 

In the Department of Math- 
ematical and Physical Sciences, 
David Clarke, Lisa Galminas, James 
Kirby and Leigh Ann Myers were 
named as assistant professors. 
Katheryn Arterberry, Nelwyn 
Brantly, Micheal Evans and Deborah 
Moore were appointed assistant pro- 
fessors in the Division of Nursing. 
Dr. Catherine Hansen was named 
an assistant professor in psychol- 

The University appointed Brad 
Bays, Charles Burchfield, George 
Conklin, John Hillebrand, Michael 
Sheehan and Lauren Taves as assis- 
tant professors in the Department of 
Social Sciences. 




(all activities will be held in the 
President Room Student Union. 

Wednesday, September 14, 1994 


Selecting a Major 
Learn to Interview 
Preparingthe Right Resume 
Preparing for Graduate School 
Job Seeking Strategies 

10:00 a.m. 
11:00 a.m 
12:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 15, 1994 

Job Seeking Strategies 
Preparing for Graduate School 
Learn to Interview 
Selecting a Major 
Preparing the Right Resume 

10:00 a.m. 
11:00 a.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 

Preparing for Career/Graduate Day 
Friday, September 16, 1994 and 
Monday September 19, 1994 

*Call or come by Counseling & Career Service (5621), Student Union Room 305, or Co- 
operative Education (5715), Williamson Hall Room 206 for Information. 

♦Get a list of companies and universities who will be attending Career/Graduate Day, 1994. 

♦Talk to your counselors about meeting representatives from these organization. 

Tuesday, September 20, 1994 

Career/Graduate Day 

Student Union 


1994 Activities: 


first fall meeting - august 31,12 noon 

room 102, morrison 
hall (business bldg) 


For more information, contact 

dr. walter creighton 357-5704 
shannon clark 352-0923 



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EditOPi aiOpinion 

I Tuesday, August 30, 19<) 4- 

, 1 ^ 

The Current Sauce 

The Student 
Newspaper of 
Northwestern State 

Est. lgn 

Jeff Guin 

Bridgette Morvant 
Managing Editor 

Jane Baldwin 
News Editor 

The Current Sauce is a student- 
operated publication based at 
Northwestern State University. It 
is published weekly during the fall 
and spring semesters and bi- 
weekly in the summer. Opinions 
expressed lierein are those of the 
specific writer and not necessarily 
those of the staff, its adviser, the 
administration or the Board of 

Ethics and 

Pete Muldoon 

From the Front 

If you were watching the Congressional Whitewater hearings, which 
actually dealt with little more than alleged improper conduct between 
White House officials and Bill Clinton's pals in theTreasury Department, 
you may have been amazed at the number of times the Treasury officials 
could not remember or recall events which, according to other testimony, 
had ocurred. 

What was even more amazing was the way these officials would consis- 
tently deny any wrongdoing, even after being discredited and admitting to 
the unethical action in question. 

A somewhat useful analogy would be the situation of a criminal (X) being 
interrogated by a detective: 
Detective: Did you rob that bank? 
X: Yes I did. 

Detective: So you are guilty of theft? 

: X: No, of course not. 

This was getting very frustrating. I think even Congress was a little 
disgusted. After all, the rule in Washington is: cheat, steal, defraud and 
philander at will, but if they get the goods on you, admit it. You can always 
find someone to blame. 

Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, when being asked repeatedly if he 
thought that there had been any unethical activity whatsoever in the whole 
affair, after hearing testimony about obvious conflicts of interests and 

, White House pressure, simply replied that the Office of Government Ethics 
had ruled that there had not. 

Mr Bentsen has been in politics and Washington too long. Apparently for 
him there is no longer any right or wrong. The Office of Government Ethics 
is his god, his conscience. 

One might assume that if the Office of Government Ethics ruled that 
genocide was a perfectly acceptable method of population control, provided 
the proper forms were filed with the proper government agencies and 
federal, state and local regulations were observed, then Mr. Bentsen would 
not see what all the fuss was about 

His answer, however, did provide us with a useful insight into the 
conscience of Washington politics. Our politicians will do anything as long 
as they can get away with it Some agency told Lloyd it saw no wrong and 
so he has no problem. Whether he has served the people whom he has sworn 
to serve in an honest and ethical way is irrelevant to him. Because Lloyd 
Bentsen, like so many others in Washington, has no sense of right or wrong, 

. only a sense of what's best for him -- the country is always the loser. 




Heather Urena, editor 
[ leather Cooley, assistant editor 


Kelvin Pierre, editor 


Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 
Ron Henderson, Ad Design 


Steve Morton 

Jeff Guin 


jane Baldwin, editor 
Sara Farrcll, assistant editor 

Linda A. Verreit-Cox 
BA, journalism 1984 

I am a non-traditional student 
returning to NSU for a second de- 
gree, having earned my first degree 
here more than 10 years ago. 

I picked up a copy of The Cur- 
rent Sauce a few weeks ago, and was 
so impressed with its style, cover- 
age, quality of reporting and crisp, 
clean design that 1 felt led to express 
my thoughts. 

I received my first degree in 


Letters to the editor should be no more than 500 words and must 
include the signature of the autlior, the author s classification, 
major and plione number for fact verification. Letters must be in 
good taste, truthful and free of libel, malice and personal contro- 
versy. Inclusion of am and all material is left tothc discretion of the 

journalism here in 1984, and since 
then have worked for newspapers in 
Louisiana and Texas. I believe that 
working in the field develops in one 
an instinct for recognizing quality 


What a pleasant surprise for 
me to pick up a copy of my university 
newspaper to see that the entire 
paper had changed for the better. 

The student editorials sparky 
with wit and intelligence; hard new* 
reporting is solid, with good leadi 
and information — packed content^ 
Another pleasant change in thi 
Sauce is the inclusion of city and 
national news. Additionally, the typi 
style, layout and use of color main 
the Sauce one of the most attractivj 
little papers I have seen. 

I would like to extend a pen 
sonal commendation — as well as 
personal "thank you" — to all v»hi 
put together each edition of Tl 
Current Sauce, for making my tira 
at NSU (for the second time) a bi 
more pleasant. 

Drsinojterj Dy TnDune Meois Se'vices 

Oliver Casts Another Stone 

Natural Born Killers leaves no one unscathed 

Oliver Stone, who gave us Pla- 
toon, Born on the Fourth of July, 
JFK and The Doors, has finally de- 
cided to emerge on this side of the 
generation gap with his new film 
Natural Born Killers. 

Woody Harrelson (Cheers, 
White Men Can't Jump, Indecent 
Proposal) and Juliette Lewis ( What's 
Eating Gilbert Grape, Kalifornia) 
star as Generation X anti-heroes, 
mass murderers whose three-week 
killing spree across the vague south- 
west United States is a pointless 
exercise in unreality, a fact which is 
missed utterly by everyone from the 
media to the cops to the kil lers them- 

Although it is incredibly violent 
and rather heavy handed, Natural 
Born Killers carries some serious 
messages about the mayhem of me- 
dia today. 

The film, based on a story by 
Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, 
True Romance, Pulp Fiction) gives 
us Mickey and Mallory Knox, escap- 
ees from the imprisonment of vio- 
lence that Stone paints as suburbia. 
Taking off across the desert, they 
kill cops, truck-stop clerks and any- 
one else who gets in their way — or 
even crosses their path. 

They always leave one person 
alive, however, to tell the tale. They 
are pursued by a twisted detective, 
Jack Scagnetti (Tom Sizemore), and 
a slimeball reporter (a ludicrous 
parody of Geraldo Rivera) named 
Wayne Gale (Robert Downey, Jr.), 
as well as by their own demons. 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

Banana Notes 

After three weeks and 52 
corpses, they are captured and sent 
to a festering prison, under the rule 
of a greasy and saliva-spewing 
Tommy Lee Jones. 

For a year they are imprisoned 
separately, but when Gale brings 
his cameras and crew into the prison 
for a live interview with Mickey (and 
a promise of the best ratings ever), 
the scene is set for an unbelievably 
savage climax. As Mickey says in a 
made-for-TV sound-bite, "You ain't 
seen nothin' yet!" 

The film manipulates the viewer 
in grand fashion. When Mickey and 
Mallory remember their first meet- 
ing, the flashback takes the form of 
a cheesy '70s sitcom, complete with 
laugh-track and grainy, poorly-col- 
ored film. 

One is almost inclined to laugh 
along with the laugh track, but the 
actions of violence and incest are 
anything but funny. Mallory's fa- 
ther, portrayed in gruesome detail 
by Rodney Dangerfield, insults and 
threatens his wife and daughter, 
leering and belching like an evil cross 

between Al Bundy and Archie Bun- 
ker — but worse. When Mickey ap- 
pears as "the meat-man," in a blood- 
stained butcher's smock, to deliver 
fifty pounds of beef to the household, 
he and Mallory steal the family car, 
leavinga note scrawled in beef blood, 
promises of things to come. 

Indeed, from the beginning of 
the film, twisted camera angles and 
skewed shots create an intense feel- 
ing of tension. Stone doesn't let the 
viewer sit back and watch. Rather, 
the viewer is carried along on the 
same roller-coaster that Mickey and 
Mallory have hi-jacked. The film 
j urnps from color to news-reel black- 
and-white, as if Mickey and Mallory 
are imagining how the scenes will 
look in their story on TV. They crash 
along in their convertible against a 
psychedelic background of dust tun- 
nels, demons and ever-ru .ining ani- 
mals. Windows and doors aften show 
not the outside world bu t instead a 
piecemeal of film-clips ai d feral im- 
ages — the demonic cons ents of the 
Knoxs' psychotic minds. 

The music adds to he tension, 

as well. Most of the incidental mus 
is made up of collages of sound, co« 
bining music, TV clips, voices at 
other sounds. The soundtrack ft* 
tures Nine Inch Nails, Leonal 
Cohen, L7 and Dr. Dre, as well' 
classical works, world music a" 
vintage pieces by Bob Dylan afl 
others. The soundtrack, produd 
by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch N«i 
and available from Atlantic Record 
integrates chunks of dialogue 
the alternately driving and mell" 
music. Listening to the soundtra* 
is almost as hard as watching & 
film — but, while most soundtrad 
are just made up of songs from 
film, this one serves as a short* 1 
aural version of the film itself ' 
seamlessly captures the feel as *' 
as the sound of the movie. 

Satire is perhaps too mild a 
for this ambitious and over-rea^ 
ing work. It attacks everyone in ^ 
just as the killers do — the cops 
are as guilty as the criminals $\ 
pursue, the "journalists" so read) ' 
turn any anarchist or rebel into 
larger-than-life hero/anti-hero, I 
brain-dead masses who allow n 
media to define for them what 
wrong and what is "cool . " As the ff jj 
ends, Stone runs through clip 9 j 
too-famous media trials , 


Menendez brothers, Rodney K>j 
Lorena Bobbit, O.J. Simpson 
have just seen the encapsulation" 1 
another (fictional, but no more K 
tionalized) TV event, lives lived & 
lost to feed the appetites of tjhe *1 
tention-deficit public. 

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Busy students should seek nutritional balance 

Welcome back to a semester of 
living and learning, spiced with a 
dash of intrigue regarding unex- 
plored subjects and. possibly, unfa- 
miliar instructors. These ingredi- 
ents, however, need not put one in a 
stew of emotional stress if we can 
affect a balance in all things. 

It is proven to be extremely ben- 
eficial during an active college sched- 
ule to pump plenty of oxygen to the 
muscles and brain through regular 
exercise — at least by climbing three 
flights of stairs on a regular basis. 
Students are also advised to take a 
short break or two while devoting, 
on the average, a couple of hours of 
study per subject. So too are the 
benefits great for many individuals 
who take the care to eat a balanced 
diet of a wide variety of food in mod- 
erate portions four to six times each 
day (rather than three large meals a 

The body is an amazing energy- 
burning machine that is capable — 

Barbara McHenry 


sometimes for years — of "making 
do" by accomplishing feats such as 
reverting certain proteins or carbo- 
hydrates that are consumed into the 
particular types of fuel required (but 
no made available). Yet, the even- 
tual effects of this irresponsible as- 
sumption of infallibility will too of- 
ten lead to a rude awakening later in 
life with the reality of poor physical 
and/or mental health. 

It would seem that, barring he- 
redity and industrial pollution fac- 
tors, the extent of damage caused to 
a human body would be in direct 

proportion to that individual's 
knowledge on the subject. Although 
basic academic nutrition informa- 
tion has been made available to the 
public throughout the years, the in- 
creasing power of free speech 
through the ever expanding media 
has accomplished quite a "brain- 
washing" effect as well. 

The financial gain of the indi- 
vidual with the message is one influ- 
ential factor in point. The second 
point being that the majority of 
Americans are preoccupied with all 
types of vocational or pastime inter- 

ests other than food and nutrition 
research. This only naturally leaves 
these individuals somewhat suscep- 
tible to consumer information that 
is randomly whisked into their con- 
sciousness during opportune mo- 
ments for the message giver — like 
20 or so commercials per television 

It is the intention of this writer 
to bring to attention bits of current 
or uncommonly known nutrition- in- 
formation as "food for thought" pep- 
pered with an opinion or two. This 
information will be presented by a 
perfect example of an imperfect in- 
dividual resolute in the research of 
repairing ill health through nutri- 
tion with the motto "pass it on." 

Comments regarding these ar- 
ticles will be welcomed. Always keep 
in mind that Northwestern has a 
commendable staff of nutrition in- 
structors for students' academic 
health and nutrition guidance. 

CampiISC onnection 

University Post Office 

Beginning in the fall 1994 se- 
mester, Northwestern box rental will 
be $12 for fall, $12 for spring and $8 
for summer. During the fall semes- 
ter, students may pay $32 for a full 
year of box rental. 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce will have a 
mandatory staff meeting at 1 p.m. 
Wednesday in Rm. 225 Kyser Hall. 
All students interested in taking 
pictures, designing layout or writ- 
ing news, feature, sports or opinion 

articles for the student newspaper 
are invited to attend. 

Wallace's — University Book Store 

Anyone needing to order a cap, 
gown, hood, etc. must have his order 
placed with the University Book- 
store by Oct. 14, 1994 in order to 
receive them by graduation. 


Argus, Northwestern's literary 
magazine, will have a meeting at 6 
p.m. Thursday in Rm. 320 of the 
Student Union. For more informa- 

tion contact Amy Daldry, Argus edi- 
tor, at 357-5585 or in Rm. 316A 
Kyser Hall. 


The Northwestern Natatorium 
is open to lap swimmers from 7 to 8 
p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thurs- 
days and Fridays. Northwestern stu- 
dents and faculty may enjoy the 
swimming pool from 5 to 7 p.m. on 
weekdays and from 2 to 4 p.m. on 
weekends. Classes are in progress 
at the Natatorium at all other times. 


The staff of Potpourri, 
Northwestern's yearbook, would like 
to invite students to have their year- 
book pictures taken Sept. 12 through 
14 in the Northwestern Student 
Union Faculty Lounge. Don't miss 
your chance to be in the 1995 Pot- 

Rowing Team 

Individuals interested in join- 
ing the Northwestern Rowing Team 
can meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 
Intramurals/Recreation Building. 

Current Quotes 

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scholarships... and the 
people. I have a lot of 
friends here." 
July Walker, Fr, 
Pollock, LA. 

"I came here for the 
small classes and 
Scholars' College 
professors we don't 
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Amy Jones, Soph., 
Moss Bluff, LA. 

"To get a liberal arts 
background to prepare 
me for graduate 
school, and the pro- 
gram here meets the 

Jennifer Porche, Jr., 
Lafayette, LA. 



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Tuesday, August 30, 1994 

Headline for 
NSU football 

Rough Draft 

Kelvin Pierre 

The Current Sauce 

After months of preparation, the 1994 Northwestern 
State Demon football team will kick off their season 
Saturday against defending Southwestern Athletic Con- 
ference champion Southern University at 7 p.m. in 
Turpin Stadium. 

Starting his twelfth season, Head Coach Sam Goodwin 
is pleased with the team's progress since spring practices 
and said the Demons are improving every practice. 

"We have a lot of talent returning," Goodwin said. "If 
we can keep everyone healthy we should have a good 

The Demons, 5-6 last season, begin this season with- 
out starting quarterback Brad Laird and senior Academic 
All-America center John Dippel. 

Laird, a two-year starter, suffered a shoulder injury 
during last week's scrimmage, and Dippel suffered a knee 
injury during the Demons' first full-contact practice. 

Goodwin said the defense is stronger than the offense 
at this point, and the defensive line may be the best since 
he's been here. 

Junior defensive tackle Nathan Piatt, who started 
nine games last season, anchors the defensive line. Piatt 
played his best game last season against McNeese when 
he recorded six tackles. 

Robert Oliver, Tracy Harris, Robert Wright, Carl 
Taylor, Joe Cummings and Jason Storm have will also see 
>sive action on the defensive line. 

Senior Steve Readeaux, last season's leading tackier 
with 10.1 per game and 101 on the season, will lead the 

1 ickers. Readeaux is projected as one of the top 
•ling linebackers in the Southland Conference. 

The big surprise at linebacker is Tyler Junior College 

transfer George Haynes, who stepped in and really im- 
pressed the coaches last spring. 

"George has really showed us a lot," Goodwin said. "He 
may be an all-Conference performer." 

Kevin Calmes and Terry Johnson will also see exten- 
sive action at inside linebacker, and Marlon Edward will 
play at outside linebacker. 

The secondary is Goodwin biggest concern defen- 
sively, but he thinks that Tony Echols, Chris Willis, Kevin 
Rhodes, Tremayne Evans and Don Butler will contribute 
to the Demons' solid defense. 

Offensively, the Demons have depth at the skill 
positions, but not on the offensive line. 

"The offensive line is really thin," Goodwin said. 
"Dippel is out for Saturday and if someone else goes down 
it will certainly hurt us." 

Goodwin said that it's important offensive linemen 
Neal Sharkey, Jayson Hayes, Joel Ferguson, Stuart Ar- 
cher, Derrick LeBlanc and Joel Ferguson remain healthy. 

Sophomore quarterback Brian Andrews replaces 
Laird and Goodwin is confident in his leadership against 

"Brian has been throwing the ball well," Goodwin 
said. "He's improving every practice." 

As for the Demon backfield, senior fullback Danny 
Alexander and Sophomore tailback Clarence Matthews 
will undoubtedly lead the Demons' running attack. 

Alexander, last season's second leading rusher, is 
also a threat at receiver. 

"Danny is a team leader and a strong runner," Goodwin 
said. "His versatility really helps this team." 

Matthews, who received a medical redshirt last sea- 
son after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, was 
the leading rusher against Southern last year gaining 81 
yards on 11 carries. 

Wide receivers James Brock and Jared Johnston, 
both starters and team leaders last season, will get help 
from tight end Preston Arnold. 

As for the kicking game, senior Jason Fernandez will 
place kick, and junior John Louviere will punt. 

Overall, Goodwin is confident the Demons will play 
well against Southern and hopes to have a record turnout. 

"I hope that Labor Day weekend doesn't hurt atten- 
dance," Goodwin said. "This should be a great game." 

Demond Rose and Anthony Williams get into practice Monday 
in preparation for Saturday's game against Southern 


First Place Votes in Parenthesis 

Coaches Poll 
(Coach cannot vote for own team) 
(One vote missing) 

1 McNeese 29 (4) 

2 Stephen F. Austin 25 (1) 

3 Sam Houston 23 (1) 

4 North Texas 17 

5 Northwestern State 14 

6 Nicholls 10 

7 Southwest Texas 8 

SID's Poll 

1 McNeese 49 (7) 

2 Stephen F. Austin 42 

3 North Texas 25 
Sam Houston 25 

5 Nortwestern State 24 

6 Nicholls 18 

7 Southwest Texas 13 

New turf graces Turpin Stadium 


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A worker makes finishing touches on the new turf Thursday 

Mike Whmmirf 

The Current Sauce 

Installation of the new artificial play- 
ing field at Turpin Stadium was completed 
last weekend, insuring Northwestern's home 
opener against Southern University will go 
as scheduled Saturday. 

This surface replaces turf brought from 
the Louisiana Superdome in 1987, and this 
is just the second time in the stadium's 19- 
year history that new carpet has been in- 

Donnie Cox, coordinator of athletic fa- 
cilities, said the turf is one of the best that 
money can buy. 

"It's under warranty for eight years," he 
said. "But it should last 10 to 12 years, and 
the pad will probably last 20 years." 

A new method of sewing the turf and 
using an improved glue have eliminated 
many of the problems that plagued artificial 
turf in the past. 

"The problem with turf in the past was 
after about two years it shrinks a little and 
the seams started pulling apart," Cox said. 
"With the seams being partially sewn and 
the new glue they say the problems with the 
seams are over." 

The newly installed pad is also a recent 
innovation which replaces a foam pad which 
hardens with time. Instead of foam the pad 
is a mixture of rubber, glue and crushed 
rock, applied like asphalt. The pad is about 
1 3/8 inches thick. 

Demon defensive end Jason Storm said 
the new rug has helped bring some added 
excitement to the football team. 

"This field is a lot softer and has fewer 
seams," he said. "It is more like one solid 
piece of turf. With all the changes this year 
it is like a whole new world. We've got a new 
field, a new addition to the weight room and 
it has help pick up everybody's moral." 

The Louisiana State Legislature funded 
the $637,000 project through their capital 
outlay program. Capital outlay is the pro- 
gram through which Louisiana renovates 
its property — including that of state uni- 
versities like Northwestern. 

Balsam, the parent company of 
AstroTurf, laid the new surface in quick 
fashion and finished ahead of its Aug. 31 

"This may be the fastest turf job ever 
done," Cox said. "They've put in about 90 
percent of the fields in the United States and 
told me this is most people they've ever used 
on a job. They were the hardest working 
bunch of guys I've ever seen." 

College fl 

When Nebraska and West Vi 
met this past Sunday in college football^ 
1994 Kickoff Classic, it marked the begin 
ning of yet another exciting season whicl 
will undoubtedly end with a big dispmj 
over the national championship. 

Think about it — when has there beei 
a clear-cut national champion in recen 
memory — other than maybe Alabanu 
two years ago? Even last season's cham 
pion, Florida State, has been widely dig 

Notre Dame, which handed the Seminoli 
their only loss of the 
season, finished with 
the same record as 
the champions. 

Auburn, the 
only undefeated, un- 
tied team in Division 
I last season, was 
shackled by NCAA 
probation, and even 
national runner-up 
Nebraska, who lost 
in the closing seconds 


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argument to wear tne crown last season. ^ ^ e ^ 

The only solution to stop all the quel- 
tions would be a college football playoff, s 
and I personally have devised such a pla; 
off with a great deal of thought, or about 
much as I can give any one subject. 

College football basically involves 
eight major conferences: the Big East, At-» M SA T 
lantic Coast, Southeastern, Big Ten, Big ACTION 
Eight, Pacific 10, Southwest and the Wert- ch ° o1 for ; 
ern Athletic. For purposes of my plan, W rts wiu n ' 
predict a probable 1994 champion for each ntertainn: 
of these conferences: Miami (Big East)? 611 " secon 
Florida State (ACC), Florida (SEC), Michi- heT $20 >° 
gan (BigTen), Nebraska (Big Eight), UCLA ear - 
(Pac-10), Texas (Southwest), and Brighaml 
Young (WAC). These eight teams, as a 1ALARY 1 
reward for winning their respective con- tAGUE 
ferences, would receive an automatic berth ° e Natch 
in the tournament. After all, shouldn't ew salarv 
conference champions be awarded some- m pl°yees 
thing besides a pat on the back for a confer ame * Gul 
ence title? akeview ] 

But, isn't it also unfair to independent dj ustmen 
schools, such as Notre Dame? What about hursday j 
those teams that may have lost only on« jnipensat 
game, perhaps to the conference champ? ' teacneri 

I've got that covered, too. In the tot* P lai 
nament, there would also be eight "open' Ummer . a 
berths to be filled, as well. This wou ,# 
make a 16-team field — four extra play 
games for a team to win a true natioi 
title. These teams would be selected by 
NCAA selection committee, much like 
one used to select teams for the NC 
Basketball Tournament, and the selectii 
committee would set up seedings for th» 
sixteen teams. 

These matchups would almost cef 
tainly generate record television audiences. HEAVY S 
and the following week's semifinal game* National T 
Nebraska vs. Notre Dame and Florida v* * at South 
Florida State, would probably outdo that *P spend* 
Then the winners of the semifinals - 
Notre Dame and Florida — would meeti* 
a genuine national championship game ofl 
New Year's Night. 

Now, before all you bowl game lovers 
start calling for my arrest, wait just ' 
minute. I wouldn't cut bowl games out<^ 
the picture at all. The bowls could go on ** 
usual with teams left out of the nation^ 
championship tournament. This woul^'CORES: 
reward such schools as Tennessee, Syr 8 ' n; 
cuse and Penn State with a postseaso" 
bowl game as recognition for a strong' 
solid season. Simply put, the bowls would 
be used to allow more teams the opporf' 
nity for postseason action. 

Think about it .... a 16 team, on** 
month long supertournament that woul^ ° re « lag 
make the basketball tournament look bus*! J? ly two t 
league. Playoff games of this sort in collet ^ ea nwhii 
football would generate five times tb*I f 8t "taker 
amount of revenue for the NCAA than''] *i»ale ga 
taken in from the bowls. Throw in tho 9 * 
same bowl games, with more schools i"' 
volved .... 

Only baseball players would arg^i 
with that kind of money, and only becaU** , 
no amount of money would satisfy the!* 1 ' . 
The only drawback would be starting 
tournament so close to final exams to raf^ Jjyj.jf 
the New Year's Day deadline. But som 6 " I 
thing could surely be worked out. 1 Editorial 

This playoff could happen and colle^ ^ 
football could finally put away the miserf i 4*g rt» 
of selecting its national champion. Ufestyle 


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lough offense puts Jaguars 
on top in Saturday's game 
against Northwestern 

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Currents n 

Tuesday, September 6, i994 Nortl '(western State University 


^Campus safety too often 
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IIS: Frank Puller, assistant 
rofessor of adult and continuing 
lucation, believes teaching 
eminent to prison inmates 
.1 prevent repeat offenders, 
ler has been working since 
to implement government 
ito the prison education curricu- 

^"HfESTERN: Spending new 

Pear's Day in London may be the 

■ deal vacation for many students 

iow that Northwestern is hosting 
ide a strong ltri P to England. Those taking 

art in the trip Dec. 26-Jan. 6 
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don for each ntertamment Sept. 11 to kick off 

(Big East) ^ e * r secon< ^ annual f unc ^ raiser. 

!EC) Micbi- ^ er $ 20 > 000 was donated last 

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for a confer Gu ^ Principal of 

akeview High School, sought 
ndependenf flustments to his salary 
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>st only ne om P ensated for having less than 
ice champ? 10 teacners - Under the new 
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(CORES: Women continue to 
"arrow the male-female gaps in 
ttieir ACT and SAT scores. This 
year's college-bound high school 
*omen continued to score higher 
*han their predecessors reflecting 
better preparation in math and 
science courses. Women's ACT 
fcores lag behind men's scores by 
°aly two-tenths of a percent. 
Meanwhile, since 1987, female 
^st-takers narrowed the male- 
female gaps in SAT scores by six 
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Jane Baldwin 

Walking through dirt and mud 
to get to Kyser Hall and other uni- 
versity buildings may be inconve- 
nient now, but the construction is 
part of a plan to make the campus 
more handicap accessible and beau- 
tiful, according to W K. Norman. 

"We had to develop a tiansition 
plan to ni^et with ADA [Americans 
with Disabilities Act] requirements 
for all building accesses, sidewalks, 

parking lots, interiors of buildings 
and restroom facilities," said 
Norman, the Northwestern ADA 
coordinator and assistant dire. Un 
of the physical plant. 

Norman said that in the 1980s, 
Northwestern had to comply with 
section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
The Act demands all public facilities 
be handicap accessible. The Univer- 
sity, for example, made renovations 
such as adding ramps and sidewalks 
to provide easier acc 33s . Now, i^orth 
western must comply with ADA 
regulations such as installing eleva- 

tors in ail Luilu-ii^s and adding more 
handicap parking spaces. 

The transition plan was devel- 
oped for the main r ort ' '.western cam- 
pus along with the Shreveport and 
Leesville/Fort Polk campuses. 

"I have to develop a plan that 
will go to the administration that 
they have to adL 9 to," Norman 
said. "That plan will be in the works 
for about a year. In the meantime, 
we have given them [the disabled] 
an alternative route." 

In the alternative pkui, no park- 
ing will be available around Kyser 

Hall except for three to five spaces 
for handicap parking at the south 
end of the building along with regu- 
lar handicap parking in the com- 
muter and faculty parking lots. An 
new access road has been built from 
the Student Union parking lot to the 
south end of Kyser Hall. 

According to Norman, the Uni- 
versity will construct sidewalks and 
several new ramps from all the com- 
muter parking lots by Kyser, 
Williamson, Morrison, Home Eco- 
nomics and Fournet halls. 

Meanwhile, the construction 

made entering Kyser Hall difficult 
for the disabled during the summer. 

"They never expected us to be 
here," Michelle Stracner, a senior 
social work/sociology major from 
Pitkin, said. "The ramps are always 
broken up or too steep." 

Jill Rogers, a senior veterinary 
technician/business major from Al- 
exandria, helps push Stracner 
around campus, but not without dif 

See AD A7 Page 9 

Graduate classes 
to better evaluate 
teaching methods 

Accidents Happen 

Kaki Champion 

The Current Sauce 

The Division of Education is implementing sev- 
eral experimental graduate classes for the 1994-95 
school year. 

These courses are designed to teach and test 
new teaching methods for elementary and second- 
ary educators. The students involved in these courses 
are working teachers who wish to adapt to the 
changes taking place in the rapidly growing field of 

The new classes include Education 5800, design 
and implementation of instructional systems; edu- 
cational technology selection and utilization of infor- 
mation and technology resources; Educational Tech- 
nology 5700, selection and utilization of information 
and technology resources; Educational Technology 
5730, instructional television in education; Reading 
5050, whole language and models of literacy instruc- 
tion and Special Education 5520, methods of class- 
room organization management and motivation. 

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Edu- 
cation awarded five grants to Northwestern to pro- 
vide tuition exemptions for teachers who complete 
the designated courses and also take follow-up 
courses in the spring. 

Some of these classes are being offered this fall, 
and others will be offered in the spring and summer 
sessions. The instructors for educational technology 
classes are Dr. William Hunt and Drew Moore. The 
special education class is taught by Dr. Barbara 
Duchardt, and Dr. Leslie Marlow is teaching Read- 
ing 5050. 

According to Dr. Sue Weaver, chair of the Divi- 
sion of Education, Northwestern is one of the first 

See Teaching Methods/ Page 9 

Pictured is the result of the second automobile accident on campus since the beginning of the semester. While 
no serious injuries resulted from the Wednesday accident, vehicular safety is becoming more of a concern with 
the increase of students and traffic. See our editorial on the subject: page 4. Photo BY JEFF GuiN 

New degree formed 

Miranda Coon 
The Current Sauce 


3 Cartoon 

Vol. 83, No. 6 

Students can now learn more 
about the fine art of making people's 
vacation go a lot smoother through a 
new major: hospitality, manage- 
ment and tourism, now offered 
through Northwestern. 

The new degree prepares gradu- 
ates for employment in some of the 
world's fastest growing industries, 
training for 
ment posi- 
tions in res- 
and food 
service, ho- 
tels and 
and travel- 

western established the hospitality, 
management and tourism degree 
separatly from the home economics 
degree because of employment op- 
portunities and new career fields 
that will become available to gradu- 

According to Pat Pierson, coor- 
dinator of the Home Economics de- 
partment, student response to this 
new degree has been "excellent." 

"With everything that's happen- 
ing in Natchitoches and with tour- 
ism, it's a natural fit," she said. 

"I think it s a major 
for the 2lstixntwyl 

Pat Pierson 
Director, Home Economics 


"We've had a lot of students express 
interest and many restaurants and 
hotels would call us or graduates." 

So far, 24 students are enrolled 
in the degree. Pierson said as more 
students discover this new major, 
the number of enrollment will in- 
crease. "I think it's a major for the 
21st Century." 

Pierson said she began looking 
into the possibility of beginning a 
hospitality and tourism degree at 
Northwestern about a year and a 
half ago. While researching and find- 
ing out more information about the 
degree, Pierson found 76,000 an- 
nual management positions avail- 
able or needed and only 60,000 stu- 
dents enrolled in the degree through 
out the nation. 

"There was a need for more pro- 
grams," she said. "It's a program a 
lot of students can grab on to and it's 
a fun curriculum." 

The three areas of emphasis are 
recreation administration, travel 
and tourism and hospitality services. 

Recreation administration pre- 
pares graduates for a variety of com- 
mercial recreational settings and 

management positions in state and 
national parks, theme parks, recre- 
ational parks and many other jobs 
with a recreational theme. 

Incorporating a strong history 
background, travel and tourism in- 
cludes basic courses in travel and 
tourism designed for those students 
wishing to work for airlines, travel 
agencies, visitor bureaus, historic 
museums and related fields. 

The last area includes a strong 
emphasis on food service and insti- 
tutional management. The curricu- 
lum prepares graduates for man- 
agement jobs in su' h careers as res- 
taurant and hotel management and 
school and ho&pitul service. 

As of now , one new faculty mem- 
ber has boen added to the program. 
Jim Esco nolds a master's degree in 
hotel and restaurant management 
from Michigan State University. 
Pierson hopes more professors will 
be added in upcoming semesters. 

"This was Dr. Alost's vision," 
Pierson said. 

"I'm thrilled with the response 
so far." 

Argus moves to 
Student Union; 
opens fall contest 

Sara Farrell 
The Current Sauce 

Despite office relocation to Rm. 239 in the Student Union, 
Northwestern's literary magazine, known as Argus, will be up and 
running by Sept. 8. 

Due to the graduate program's expansion and the overflow of 
Scholars' College into offices previously inhabited by graduate stu- 
dents, Argus was forced to give up its space in the Department of 
Language and Communications. 

"It's a smaller office," Amy Daldry, editor of Argus, said. "Perhaps 
it will be more accessible to students. I would definitely like to be move 
back [into Kyser] because The Current Sauce and Potpourri are here, 
and it's nice to have the media all in one place." 

The move has not slowed down the operations of the 
magazine's staff. Daldry said that interested students may apply for 
poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art or associate editor positions. Minor 
scholarships will be available only to editors, but other staff positions 
remain open. 

Students may pick up applications from the SGA, Scholars' 
College and Language and Communications Department offices, or 
from adviser Dr. Helaine Ross, but need to turn them in to the Argus 
mailbox located in the Language and Communications Office by Sept . 

The Argus contest begins Sept. 8 and includes categories in 
poetry, nonfiction (including scholarly and personal essays), fiotion 
and art. Winners in each section receive prizes of $50, $75 or $100. 

Entries should be turned in with four to five copies and cover 
sheets. The tentative deadline is Oct. 21. 

Northwestern hosts 
London trip 

Many students will spend the 
New Year in London now that a 10- 
day tour of that city is now available 
through Northwestern's Office of 
International Progarms. 

Participants will visit sites in- 
cluding Buckingham Palace, 
Piccadilly Circle and the Royal Mu- 
seum, as well as attend theater, con- 
certs and lectures. 

Bill Brent will lead the tour, 
Dec. 26 through Jan. 6. Brent is 
head of the Mrs. H. D. Dear Sr. and 
Alice E. Dear Department of Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts and di- 
rector of bands. Those taking part in 
the trip are eligible for credit in Fine 
Arts 1040. 

"This trip will be educational as 
well as entertaining," Brent said. 
"Those taking part will experience a 
variety of artistic and cultural expe- 
riences in one of the world's great 

The price for the trip will be 
$1,799, which includes roundtrip 
airfare, transfers, hotel and break- 
fast for 10 days as well as admission 
to various cultural and theatrical 
events as part of the class. Tuition 
for class credit is additional and 
based on the applicable costs at the 
time of registration. 

The deadline for all applications 
is Oct. 19 with a non-refundable 
deposit of $100. Students in the 
travel study program may receive 
financial aid depending on each 
individual's eligibility. 

For more information, contact 
Office of International Programs, 
Northwestern State University, 
NSU Box 5272, Natchitoches, La. 
71497, or call 357-5213. 

Henderson selected 
to attend confer- 
ence in Florida 

•nDr. Martha V. Henderson, coor- 
dinator of library automation, has 
accepted a third three-year appoint- 
menMo the National Council for the 
Accreditation of Teacher Education 
Board of Examiners. 

NCATE is the premiere accred- 
iting agency for evaluating programs 

; minutes for the northwestern 
1 state" university student govern- 
! ment Association meeting 05/09/94 

I — ~~ 

The meeting was called to order by Presi- 
I dent Blair Dickens at 7:05 p.m. The prayerwas 
! led by Will Villeuman and the Pledge of Alle- 
j giance was led by Angela Robinson. Jonathan 
I Gauthier called roll; Jeff Foshee, Kyle Moore, 
1 Monisha Shamburger and Melissa Maubou 
were not present. A motion to approve the 
minutes was made and thus passed. 

Dean Fulton spoke to the SGA about 
respecting our fellow colleagues and the other 
participants in the meeting. He stressed the 
importance of discussing the two issues of 
ARGUS and KNWD separately. Blair said the 
Media board decided to stand by its recommen- 
dations and that the Senate can accept or 
reject its recommendations; also, the Senate 
will have the opportunity to question the can- 

Maddie moved to elect President of the 
Senate. Nominations included Angela Robinson 
and nominations were closed. Angela was voted 
the new President of the Senate. 

Maddie moved that SGA executive board 
to act on behalf of SGA in summer — motion 

Maddie moved to accept Jeff Guin as the 
Current Sauce editor — motion passed. 

Maddie moved to accept Jeremy 
Broussard as Poppouri editor — motion passed. 

Maddie moved to approve Amy Daldry as 
editor of ARGUS. Amy Daldry spoke. Randy 
Price spoke, questioning Amy's attendance. 
They deliberated. 

Angela called for point of order — to ad- 
dress all questions to the chair. 

Mark Alexander said Amy Daldry was 
nominated twice by the Media board. 

Maddie moved to go into executive ses- 
sion, motion passed and the session lasted 
from 7:30-7:40. 

Maddie moved to vote by secret ballot, 
seconded and passed. Angela announced to 

Amy Daldry 13 
Randy Price 1 

Jacinda and Angela counted votes. 

Maddie moved to approve Shawn 
ShaynerasmanagerofKNWD. Shawn spoke — 
he was approved twice by the Media board. 
Blair asked Shawn to read his 35 letters. 

Angela asked for more discussion. Many 
spoke for and against this nomination. After 
much deliberation Wendy motioned to go into 
executive session, motion passed — executive 
session lasted from 8:08-8:35. Maddie moved 
to end executive session. The meeting was 
called back to order — after a while of deliberat- 
ing Maddie moved to vote by secret ballot. 
Jacinda called for vote. 
9 against 

5 for motion for whether or not to approve 
Shawn as general manager of KNWD. motion 

Blair talked about new business, and 
much was approved in accepting and changing 
the by-laws. 

2.1. 3-— 2 abstentions, passes; 2.13 — 2 absten 
tions, railed; 2. 14 — 2 abstentions, passes; 2.15 — 
2 abstentions, passes; 2.1.6 — 1 abstention, 

Wendy moved to ammend 4.5.7 — 2 op- 
posed 1 abstention motion passes. 
! Maddie moved to go back to new busi- 
ness, motion passed. 

Blair s>> i if none is decided on someone 
was decided to give the decision to the execu- 
tive board. Maddie moved to adjourn. 

A record crowd off 15,000 watches the Demons play their home-opener 
against Southern in Turpin Stadium Photo by Jeff Fletcher 

that prepare teachers. 

Henderson will attend a train- 
ing session in Destin, Fla., Nov. 3-6 
for those BOE members conducting 
the five-year accreditation visits. 

Civics could help re- 
duce crime 

Teaching prisoners to read and 
write is not enough to prevent them 
from committing crimes after they 
are released, but a course in govern- 
ment plays an important role in 
reducing the number of repeat of- 

Frank Fuller, an assistant pro- 
fessor of adult and continuing edu- 
cation in Northwestern's Division 
of Education, will present a paper, 
Civic Education: Its Place in Adult 
Basic Education for Corrections 
Populations, at a meeting of the 
American Association of Adult and 
Continuing Education in Nashville 
later this year. 

Fuller maintains that having 
literacy skills and a job are not 
enough to prevent people from com- 
mitting crimes. 

"Research indicates that about 

40 percent of people who commit felo- 
nies are employed at the time they 
are arrested," Fuller said. "Tradi- 
tional educational goals are to give 
felons pre-employment skills so they 
can get a job. But if they have a have 
job when they are arrested, a GED is 
not going to help. Other strategies 
are needed.' 

While working with probation 
officers in Texas during the 1980s, 
Fuller came up with the idea of add- 
ing government to the prison educa- 
tion curriculum. 

The basic government course 
would be personalized to meet the 
needs of specific probation or parole 
officers. He said his work was not 
designed to eliminate repeat offend- 
ers, but was one tool that could be 
effective in many cases. 

"Our goal was to teach the cli- 
ents an understanding of the court 
system, how the government worked , 
and their role in society," he said. 
"We wanted to show them that there 
are rewards for functioning within 
the structure of family and society.' j 
Those rewards aren't always appar- 
ent but they are there." 

Fuller added that teaching basic 
government has a practical aspect. 

Professor's musical 
composition revived 

A composition written in the 
1960s by a music faculty member 
has found new life. 

Alliance Music Publications of 
Houston recently published the origi- 
nal work, Kyrie Eleison, composed 
in 1964 by Dr. William Hunt, profes- 
sor of music. 

The work has been submitted 
for inclusion in the prescribed music 
list for Texas high school music fes- 
tivals. This list is also adopted by 
the Louisiana Music Educators As- 
sociation for high school music festi- 
vals in Louisiana. The composition 
will be included in new music clinics 
throughout the country this year. 

"Keith has performed several of 
my pieces over the years," Hunt said. 
"This piece was one that has been 
laying around for years and has been 
performed occasionally. I have never 
sought publication of any of my 
pieces, but I'm glad that perhaps 
more people will use and enjoy this 

Kyrie Eleison was written to be 

performed a cappella by soprano 
and alto voices. Hunt said the Greek 
language text is ordinary of the pre- 
1960s Catholic mass which had one 
movement in Greek. 

Alliance Music Publications 
has commissioned additional com- 
positions from Hunt. Hunt said he 
enjoys the composing process but 
doesn't have as much time to com- 
pose as he would like. 

One aid for composers is the 
development of computer programs 
that greatly speed up the creative 

"With the composition pro- 
grams available, it doesn't take as 
long to get a piece ready for perfor- 
mance," Hunt said. "You can com- 
pose into the computer and have 
the computer play it back and do 
the notations." 



University of California-Santa 
Cruz students are the first in the 
nation to be able to order pizza by 

Pizza Hut jumped on the infor- 
mation super highway by making 
their pizza available via the Net in 
late August. Hungry students en- 
gaged in late-night global conversa- 
tions can order their pizza and won't 
even have to leave their computers 
until the doorbell rings. 

This could be the next big step 
in the pizza delivery business," Jon 
Payne, Pizza Hut's director of de- 
velopment, said. "There is a huge, 
untapped market of computer us- 
ers who are looking for different 
and exciting ways to use the 

The company has decided to 
try PizzaNet in the college town 
because of the large concentration 
of Internet users in the area. 

Hungry patrons will log on to 
PizzaNet in the World Wide Web by 
The customer will then use the menu 
page to enter his or her name, ad- 
dress and phone number along with 
an order for pizza and drinks. 

The information is then trans- 
mitted via the Internet back to the 
company's headquarters in Wichita, 
Kan., where it is priced and routed 
to the local Pizza Hut. 

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Rehearsals for the first produc- 
tion of the Northwestern State Uni- 
versity Theatre Department 1994- 
1995 season, A Chorus Line, are well 
under way. 

The season features material 
that "will be both challenging and 
exciting to the faculty and students," 
Dr. Jack Wann, artistic director, 

Michael Bennett's, A Chorus 
Line t is not only the world's longest 

running musical, but has also won 
nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer 
Prize. The production examines sto- 
ries about different characters and 
why each of them went into show 
business. A Chorus Line reflects the 
ups and downs of trying to win a role 
in a Broadway Show and audiences 
can expect to see plenty of singing 
and dancing. 

"There is a series of monologues 
and there is a series of singing parts 
that tell the story as they are sing- 
ing," Ed Brazo, director/choreogra- 
pher of A Chorus Line t said. 

"A Chorus Line will be extremely 
challenging from the point of what it 
will do to the growth of our dance 
program," Wann said. 

Bennett's staging brings the bit- 
tersweet existence of the Broadway 
chorus dancer into sharp focus. 
Marvin Hamlisch's music succeeds 
in enriching and expanding the 
sometimes funny, sometimes tragic 
stories of the dedicated young art- 

"The cast is fantastic. They are 
adapting to it [A Chorus Line[ like 
fish to water, and we have under- 

studies for everyone, so the under- 
studies will be ready," Brazo said. 

The cast list includes Scott 
Gaudin (Don), Stephanie Hodgdon 
(Maggie), Jeff Williams (Mike), 
Joanie Garner (Connie), Randy Th- 
ompson (Bobby), Brandi Poche 
(Cassie), Holly Wilrodt (Shelia), 
Doug Lowry (Greg), Jenny Kendrick 
(Bebe), Abby Carmichael (Judy), 
Hank Cannon (Ritchie), Ryan 
Glorioso (Al), Angel Guidroz 
(Kristine), Carla Hallock (Val), 
Walter Allen II (Mark), Keith 
Campbell (Paul), Noel Miller 

(Diana), Brad Burton (Zach) and 
Lynne Lawrence (Lori). 

"It is going to be a great show," 
Allen, who plays Mark an 18-year- 
old from Arizona, said. "It shows you 
what a performer's life is and what 
they have to go through. Even if you 
aren't a performer, you can identify 
with someone in the line." 

"Even though we have a rela- 
tively short time, the show is mov- 
ing right along," Cannon, who plays 
Ritchie, said. "It will be great on 
opening night!" 

"I think the show is going to 

throw Natchitoches through a loop, 
I really do," Brazo said. 

Performances for the general 
public will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30. 
The theater department will present 
a special "outreach performance" for 
schools at 10 a.m. Sept. 28. 

Tickets will be available in the 
theater box office. Northwestern stu- 
dents can receive two free tickets 
with a current identification card. 
Admission for the general public is 
$4 for adults and $2 for senior citi- 

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Resident says apartments offer 'best of both worlds' 

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comfort and luxury of living off-campus and 
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blications in !^ug. 18 opening of University Columns 
rrent Sauce U Apartments. 

iring the fall, The apartment complex consists of 10 
the summer residential buildings with six community 
western State assistants. Each assistant is charged with 
It is not scheduling events and activities. Some ten- 
ie university's tative activities are a pool party, breakfast 
ced indepeu- meetings, movie night, self-defense classes, 
resume-writing seminars and aerobics. Resi- 
dents attend activities in the club house or 
in a community assistant's apartment. 

"It is more of an adult world because it 
is going to teach me how to manage money 
and to take on responsibility," Melissa 
Mabou, apartment resident, said. 

Mabou has lived in dormitories for the 

f the editor P as * * nree vears i an< i this is the first apart- 
ment she ever rented. She and a roommate 
share a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment. 
Each pays $292 per month for rent. Utili- 
ties, phone service and groceries are their 
chitoches, LA other expenses. Basic cable is free. 

The apartment management arranged 
to have representatives from South Central 
Bell, City of Natchitoches Department of 
Utilities and TCA Cable Company on site 
tbr residents to make the other necessary 
arrangements for apartment living. 

"I was tired of having regulated visiting 
hours," Mabou said. "This has got the best of 
both worlds. It's a nice facility and you pay 
Jbr what you get. I love it. 

"The cost of living is approximately $350 
er month, but each student is paying $300 
ore if he or she is living on campus. The 
partments offer the students more than 
hat the dormitories do. I have a lot of quiet 
e since I am in classes most of the day. I 
,*t have to worry about dealing with loud 
usic, and I can get a lot of studying done." 

Some crews worked through Labor Day 

to maintain the grounds, until the security 
gates and fences can be completed. But the 
residential areas have long been completed 
and decorated to individual taste. 

The girls rearranged some of the furni- 
ture to better meet their needs, but, accord- 
ing to Mabou, renting the furniture is a lot 
less expensive than going out and buying 
some to furnish a new apartment. 

"Honestly, when you get your first apart- 
ment .... It would end up costing the same 
thing [as dorm life] because I would have to 
get furniture," Mabou said. "And I don't 
have anything. 

"Both of our parents gave us hand-me 
downs. We haven't spent a lot on our apart- 
ment. We got a lot of stuff from home. And 
I'm a plant fanatic." 

Mabou, like many other residents has 
been enjoying the flexibility of apartment 
life. "I can decorate the apartment to meet 
my satisfaction. You have more freedom and 
more space of expanding the way you want 
to live. The managers place students to- 
gether in the apartments according to clas- 
sification, so we are comfortable with the 
age groups." 

Mabou also enjoys the benefits of being 
on campus. "I really feel secure since we're 
on campus still. And my parents are really 
happy about that. Campus police goes 
through here every night. 

"These new apartments are a big step 
for Northwestern," Mabou said. "It is a 
positive thing that is happening for North- 
western, and it's going forward." 

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^ tfiss LOB gives steps to healing from eating disorder 

Plants adorn the inside of Mabou's new apartment. She likes the apartments because "it's a nice facility and you pay for what you get." 

Dawn Vallery 
The Current Sauce 

Eating disorders have been on the rise 
"omen over the last few years. However, 
Wexia nervosa, the process of denying the 
food, and bulimia, the process of eating 
tessively then purging, have been around 
centuries. Both disorders have plagued 
y women (and men) from all walks of 

Neither had been discussed openly un- 
Karen Carpenter, a famous singer from 
1970s, died from anorexia. Because of 
death, people began to take a serious 
rest in the treatment and prevention of 
« diseases. 

Rebecca Bade, Miss Northwestern Lady 
e Bracelet, is one who takes this issue 
seriously. She has taken an active in- 
t in eating disorders because of her 
'°lvement in the media and also because 
1 friend in high school who suffered from 

this disease. 

Bade, as a representative of North- 
western, is encouraged to bring attention to 
a specific platform or issue. She has chosen 
to use this position to create awareness of 
eating disorders in the community. 

Although Bade has never engaged in 
this type of behavior, she feels very strongly 
about how the media portrays women. 

"There is so much emphasis by the me- 
dia placed on women's bodies," Bade said. 
"The media appears to make women try to 
look like fashion models." 

She feels strongly about the excessive 
emphasis put on women's physical appear- 
ance. "In broadcasting, looks are very im- 
portant for both men and women, but no one 
seems to mind if Rush Limbaugh is over- 
weight," Bade said. 

Because of her strong feelings about 
eating disorders, Bade has begun a pro- 
gram called "Win with Wellness." This pro- 
gram is designed to educate women (and 
men) about the prevention of eating disor- 
ders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. 

"Win with Wellness" is also designed to 
promote a multi-faceted wellness program 
that focuses not only on a person's physical 

appearance, but 
on his or her 
mental, emo- 
tional and spiri- 
tual well-being. 

B a c 1 e 
lectures at many 
churches and 
women's groups 
about the dan- 
gers of eating 
disorders. She 
provides infor- 
mation not only 
about the signs 
and symptoms of 
these diseases, but also about the different 
organizations thatoffer effective treatment. 

She emphasizes the importance of emo- 
tional wellness. "I tell people not to compare 
themselves to anyone else and to give 100 


percent in everything they do," Bade said. 

Bade encourages everyone to have a 
healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a 
well-balanced diet and finding a physical 
activity that is fun and enjoyable. She be- 
lieves that a person must be willing to make 
the change from accomplishing weight loss 
quickly to something that will be a lifetime 

"We all want it [weight loss] to happen 
overnight," Bade said, "but we must realize 
that this is something that we must be 
dedicated to everyday." 

Bade, a firm believer in God, is quick to 
point out that He is the one who created us 
all and that He made each one of us special. 
"I usually close my "Win with Wellness" 
program with the spiritual aspect," she said. 

Furthermore, Bade feels that educa- 
tion about the prevention of eating disor- 
ders is the key to informing anyone who 
might consider just doing it once. 

"By trying it just one time, could cause 
a chain reaction," Bade said. She doesn't 
want that to happen to anyone. 

Students experience culture, history in Italy trip 

St. Peter's Basilica and the ancient ru- 
°f Pompeii became a classroom for a 
c U P which recently toured Italy as part of 
j/Jree-vveek program sponsored by North- 
p**rn International Programs. 

The group, led by Dr. Jean D'Amato, 
c -ciate professor of classics, consisted of 
i h Northwestern students and non-stu- 
P 1 ^- During the tour, the group spent 11 
P^in Naples and 10 days in Rome. 

I probably learned more in the three 
'fciH tnan * have in two years of college," 
Carla Davison, a Louisiana Scholars' 
>u e f?e humanities major from Houston. 
£. ac tually see the places we studied about 
at: } n or texts and traditions put every- 
8 in perspective for me." 
u Amato designed the tour to give the 
l P an overview of Roman culture from 
en t times. 

"The idea was to start at the earliest 
roots of Roman culture in Greek and Italic 
culture and show how the cultures came 
together," D'Amato said. 

Members of the group said D'Amato 
was an ideal person to lead the program. 

"She [D'Amato] knows so much history 
and art," Elaine Johnson, a recent North- 
western graduate from Natchitoches, said. 
"We were able to see things in some detail 
and understand their importance. At some 
sites, we encountered tour groups who were 
just hurrying through. You just knew that 
these people weren't getting a good explana- 

While in Naples, the group stayed at 
the Villa Vergiliana, the headquarters of 
the Vergilian Society of America. 

"That was such a beautiful spot," 

Davison said. "You could look out and see 
the ocean to one side, a lake to the other and 
look down and see the mythical entrance to 
the underworld and the remains of an an- 
cient amphitheater." 

Another participant, Jason Meche of 
Opelousas, drew strong impressions from 
the site of Pompeii. 

"Pompeii was covered in ash 2,000 years 
ago," he said. "Once you start chipping away 
at it, the city almost comes back to life. The 
site is amazing because the mosaics and 
wall coverings are still there." 

While in Rome, the group saw the un- 
derground Etruscan tombs and also toured 
the Vatican. 

"The architecture in the Vatican and 
the Sistine Chapel are amazing," Meche 
said. "Unfortunately, it's so crowded that 

you can't stay there long." 

Davison was amazed by the contrasts of 

"As you walk down the streets, history 
is everywhere," she said. "The old is mingled 
with the new. The Roman Forum is right 
next door to the Italian President's home. 
That's the way things are, a modern build- 
ing is next to one several hundred years old." 

D'Amato drew the group largely from 
her Latin classes along with non-students 
who heard about the trip and wanted to take 
part. She said Dr. Bill Bryant, professor of 
art, is planning a trip to Italy next summer 
and will likely use the same facilities used 
by her group. 

For more information on Northwestern 
International Programs, contact Thomas 
Whitehead at 357-5213. 

Holiday History 


Heather Cooley 
The Current Sauce 

Today is Rosh Hashannah, the 
Jewish New Year. It is a day of memo- 
rial and the "blowing of trumpets." 
On Rosh Hashannah each person is 
subject to review and judgment for 
the coming year. 

In traditional Judaism, it is cel- 
ebrated on the first two days of Tishri 
(September-October), however, re- 
form Judaism observes only one day. 

White is worn in Orthodox J uda- 
ism synagogues to symbolize purity. 
The sounding of the shofar, a ram's 
horn, is the main part of the service. 
Prayers include three parts ofbiblical 
quotations, describing the Lord's king- 
ship, the Lord's concern for the 
troubled, and the blowing of the sho- 

On the first afternoon of Rosh 
Hashannah, traditional Judaism has 
the practice of visiting a body of run- 
ning water containing fish. At the 
body of water, prayers and psalms of 
penitence are recited and crumbs are 
tossed into the water, symbolizing 
sins being cast away. This practice is 
known as tashlih. 

It is also tradition on this day to 
greet neighbors with "May you be 
inscribed for a good year." 

At the meal, fruit or bread is 
commonly dipped in honey to symbol- 
ize the hope for a sweet year. Fish, 
which symbolize fortune, are also 
eaten, but nuts are avoided because 
their Hebrew numerical value equals 
that of sin. 


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M Tuesday. September 6, 199 4 

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Watch your step 

You thought New York traffic was bad... 

It's almost a rite of passage at Northwestern: you look for the 
crosswalk, step into the street, and nearly get splattered by a 
sports car that apparently has just been outfitted with warp drive. 

Pedestrians are an endangered lot here, as any one of them 
will tell you. This commuter-oriented campus (and city) tends to 
take a cars-first attitude when it comes to traffic and safety in 
spite of campus regulations that specifically state pedestrians 
always have the right of way. On the other hand, accidents are not 
always pedestrian-vehicle related. 

"How often do we students, ref lecting on the 

termpaper due tomor r ow or next weeks math 
test blindly navigate parking lots?" 

Northwestern has already seen two minor traffic accidents 
this semester. The most recent occurred around noon last Wednes- 
day in the Caddo Hall parking lot when one driver did not notice 
another car pulling out of its parking space. 

The scene where the accident occurred was one of chaos, 
characteristic of noontime in Northwestern parking lots. Classes 
had just let out; pedestrians scurried across streets and between 
cars. Other students raced for their vehicles in an attempt to beat 
the crowds on their way to the strip to grab a fast-food lunch. 
Traffic, in parking lots and the roads leading off campus, was 
already congested. Other students circled lots looking for freshly- 
vacated spaces. 

Although the students involved in the fender bender were not 
injured, the results could have been disastrous. Suppose a pedes- 
trian had been the one not to see the car backing from its space. 

Part of the problem belongs to Northwestern. It's hard to 
ignore the results of a rapidly-growing student population and a 
seemingly declining number of parking spaces. But we are also at 

How often do we students, reflecting on the term paper due 
tomorrow or next week's math test, blindly navigate parking lots? 

As hard as it is to believe, there are more important things in 
getting to class than finding a parking space close to the building. 
Getting there without killing somebody is one example. 

The continued expansion of campus beautification makes it 
quite clear the parking problem is not going to go away during our 
time here. So let's take the responsibility on ourselves to leave a 
little earlier for class, obey the speed limits, watch for pedestrians 
and moving vehicles, car pool and walk instead of driving from 
building to building. Our safety, and sanity, depend on it. 


Heather Urena, editor 


Heather Cooley, assistant editor 

Kelvin Pierre, editor 


Jane Baldwin, editor 

Sara Farrell, assistant editor 


Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Paula Crover 


Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 

Jeff Cryer, Business Manager 


Ron Henderson, Ad Design 

Nikole Neuner, Darkroom Manager 

Free enterprise principles should settle strike^ 

Baseball players must be allowed to advance in jobs like other Americans [ 

For everyone who is angry at 
the baseball players and thinks that 
it is greed that has caused this strike, 
I would like for you to consider this 
point of view. 

The owners did it! 

In America, people have the 
right to choose where they would 
like to work and make as much 
money at that job as possible. This is 
true for those who make $30,000 a 
year and those who make $5 million 
a year. No one should have the power 
to control how much a person can be 

If a baseball player performs 
and meets the expectations of his 
employer and the fans, then he is 
entitled to as much money as he can 
receive. This is the American way 
and it is called free enterprise. The 

Brad Thibodaux 



proposed salary cap would end all 
these rights. 

The salary cap is not only an 
attempt to control the players' in- 
come, but to socialize the game of 

The cap would force the talent 
to be redistributed around the league 
in an attempt to put all teams on the 
same level. 

Teams such as the Atlanta 
Braves would have to give up many 
of their players because they could 
no longer afford to keep them. 

The released players would then 
have to go to another team for less 
money than what they were making 

The players allowed to stay with 
their original team would have to 

who c 
rants to 1 

take a pay cut so that their salariejn a comn 
would not be higher than those ofeterestin 
the other players on the team. Thij grown v 
way the team could pay the salaries In th 
of the other players without goingnce the ei 
above the cap. ^ e meche 

This may not sound that badfnancial 
but how would you feel if someonsiccessful 
told you that you could not make anjm and off 
more money at a job, no matter ho^tice hur 
hard you worked and no matter hov^ge absor] 
good you were at that skill. Yo^egarding 
wouldn't like it. You shouldn't like industry r 
and neither should the baseball play^ e comm« 
ers - Furth 

That is why they are striking^ recurr 
They are not striking for mor^ct still ge 
money, but for the right to makfcessagen 
more money according to their abili« ant of 
ties - simmercij 

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With fee payment just behind 
us, many students here at North- 
western are facing a long, dark Sep- 
tember before they get that first 
work-study check. Standing in line 
for hours on end, only to have to 
write out a check for a sizeable por- 
tion of one's savings can really be 
depressing. Eating nothing but Top 
Ramen for a month just adds insult 
to injury. 

At times like these, people start 
voicing complaints like "Why is tu- 
ition so high?" Students who receive 
no scholarships grumble about the 
scholarship students, wondering if 
perhaps tuition would be lower if 
there were no scholarships. Recipi- 
ents of financial aid certainly don't 
feel like they're on welfare. 

In fact, every student on 
Northwestern's campus is receiving 
massive amounts of financial aid, 
but most don't even realize how much 
they are being subsidized. 

A full-time student at North- 
western pays $1,033.50 in tuition 
and fees. A full-time student at 
Loyola University in New Orleans, 
however, pays $10,400 for fees and 
tuition, more than it costs to earn a 
four-year degree here! The two 
schools are similar; both are four- 
year institutions offering some 
graduate degrees as well, neither 
has a medical school, and both have 
decent reputations for some pro- 
grams. The real difference in the 
tuition is caused by the vast differ- 
ences in the amount that state and 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

Banana Notes 

...Even thoug h hdtion costs a nd fees 
seem sky-high 7 we are all benefiting from 
another commie socia list prog ram 

local governments give to the insti- 

According to the 1993 edition of 
The Condition of Education, pub- 
lished by the National Center for 
Educational Statistics, part of the 
Office of Educational Research and 
Improvement of the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Education, state and local 
appropriations were the largest 
single source of funds for public in- 
stitutions, providing 67 percent of 
operating expenses for two-year col- 
leges and 50 percent for four-year 
institutions nationally. These same 
funds provide only 1 percent of ex- 
penses to private institutions, a neg- 
ligible amount. Nor do private dona- 

tions make up that much of the dif- 
ference; rather, the students pay for 
it through tuition. 

In the typical four-year Ameri- 
can institution, tuition pays for 20.9 
percent of the operation costs, and 
federal appropriations make up an- 
other 2.6 percent. 

In 1988, the year for which the 
most recent studies have been made 
available, Louisiana ranked only 
45th among the 50 states and the 
District of Columbia in revenues per 
full-time student payed by state and 
local government appropriations to 
public four-year colleges. It ranked 
34th in tuition and fee revenues per 
full-time student at the same col- 

leges, however. 

The average full-time stud* 1 
pays about $1,629 in tuition, wb 
the state and local government ga fl 
the public four-year institution 1 
about $3,766 per student. In all cas* 
these monies were made availa^Real life 
to public, post-secondary (college news, i 
institutions "for current ojrarati*e Sunday 
expenses and not for specific proj^cepted, o 
or programs." This amount also «toint, here 
eluded any grants or contracts, ai*oticed in li 
didn't include charges for roo^ 
board or other services. On Wedn. 

The trend has been moving a**ory on pe 
from aid, however. From 199" %ramid gi 
1991, revenue from tuition and Apparently, 
grew by 5 percent for all colleg^J quick reti 
while revenues from state and Investment 
appropriations fell 2 percent. M^at a Ms. 
recent data isn't readily avails 1 ' ^ted $1,5 
but reports indicate that the nuking $15 
bers have continued in this di 1 *?^ was ap] 
tion. .^burned,; 

Of course, Louisiana's lott^Je knew it 
was supposed to generate funds ^Per. Thes 
higher education; however, nothJT^t O'Henr 
has indicated to this opiniona'T^ve loved. 1 
writer that those funds have & ^""ned tryii 
materialized. ( doesn't sc 

Eventually, the governiD^^ch room 
may cease to foot any of the bi" . 
all, and we'll all be attending "n , The so 
vate" schools. Until that time, ^ ° Ce lyn Eld 

at, eV X 6arsin 

should all remember that, 
though tuition costs and fees S' 


X/Th- 6ighth ' 

sky-high, we are all benefiting unfort 

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yet another commie socialist ^j^^ 
gram. And if you don't like it, ^s. Elde 
you can just go to a private sch°* ut jail for s 

is she t 

" "■'»"'•" c °Untry on 

ik e Food ads: What are they really saying? 

"You know what I hate?" Right 
I who cares? Furthermore, who 
it ants to hear that lead off question 
it salariegn a commercial 10 times during an 
1 those interesting television program while 
earn. Thij grown woman plays in her food? 
ie salaries I n the great scheme to influ- 
out goingnce the eating habits of Americans, 
he mechanism of selling purely for 
that badjfoancial gain would appear to be 
f someonquccessful. Information is flashed 
makeanjp and off the screen fast enough to 
latter hosjntice hunger, yet doles not encour- 
latter ho^ge absorption of the pros and cons 
skill. Yoqegarding the message given. The 
dn't like industry realizes that repetition of 
eball play-he commercial is a type of hypnosis. 

Further, they know that even if 
3 strikingijjs recurrence is irritating, the prod- 
for morfct still gets attention. Whether the 
t to makajessage makes the viewer drool for 
their abililant of frozen yogurt or the 
ommercial's sound is shot down by 
lie ever-ready remote control, the 

Barbara McHenry 


product is not likely to be forgotten. 

So now the food industry is "one 
up" on the fellow with the remote 
control mute button. No, the match- 
ing words scattered across the screen 
are not meant for the deaf in the 
viewing audience. These folks are 
determined to get their message 
across one way or another — unless, 
heaven forbid, you go to such ex- 
tremes as to turn off the television 
set all together. 

I almost fell off my HealthRider 

one day as I caught the last sentence 
in one of the cookie commercials. It 
was one of those really endearing 
scenes — a little boy talking to his 
dog — where the nonsense in his 
words was easily lost in the mo- 
ment. "Mommy said chocolate isn't 
good for dogs, but you can have my 
milk." Chocolate is not healthy for 
dogs, but it's supposedly okay for the 
little boy. 

A person really gets to wonder- 
ing what kind of a monkey is being 

made of him on one of the current 
pizza commercials. The pizza lover 
is given the option of adding more 
and more topping and cheese. Of 
course, we all love pizza. Still, we 
would be doing ourselves a bigger 
favor than they are by not adding on 
the extras. Better still, we could 
make our own pizza with a lot less 
fat grams. 

I personally fail to be "turned 
on" by the crunch of a tortilla chip in 
my ear. Yet, this ploy must sell, for 
it is a widely used gimmick. 

You would think that the food 
industry knows what they are do- 
ing. Prime-time commercials do not 
come cheap. 

Then again, maybe these are 
desperate attempts to get attention 
and to raise sales. It could be that 
the public is wising up to their own 
nutrition needs rather than being 
led like lambs to the slaughter. 


Tamp us Connection Guidelines 

The staff of The Current Sauce 
ivites all campus organizations and 
- roups to send announcements for 
: ublication in Campus Connection. 
' [owever, we remind organizations 
f the guidelines involved in publi- 
ition. Campus Connection submis- 
ions must be brought to Rm. 225 
yser Hall by noon on the Monday 
efore Tuesday publication. All sub- 
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I lerein should pertain solely to meet- 
I igs, announcements and upcoming 
1 ctivities. Birthday greetings, con- 
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fatson Library 

The Watson Library Reference 
; epartment will offer library skills 
I orkshops to help students better 
uderstand and use library facili- 
6s. Open to all Northwestern and 
SMS A students, these workshops 
1 ill be in Watson Library, Rm.311C, 

and will last approximately 45 min- 

Term Paper Tactics will be held 
at 2 p.m. Sept. 12; 11 a.m. Sept. 13 
and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 14. The 
computer resources workshops for 
SilverPlatter Software — ERIC, 
PsycLIT, GPO and Life Sciences will 
be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 
12, 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and 11 a.m. Sept. 
14. The computer resources work- 
shops for ProQuest Software — ABI/ 
Inform, General Periodical Select 
will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 12, 10 a.m. 
and 3 p.m. Sept. 13 and 2 p.m. Sept. 

Kappa Sigma 

Remember that study hall has 
started, so for information call Clay 
at 352-8727. Bid night shirts are in, 
so if you need one, drop by the house 
and see Brent. Luau is coming up - 
Sept. 15, 16 and 17. 

Non-Traditional Students Orga- 

NTSO will be holding their first 
meeting, from noon to 1 p.m. tomor- 
row in Rm. 221 of the Student Union. 

Membership is open, and refresh- 
ments will be served 

Native American Student Organi- 

The Native American Student 
Organization will meet at 4 p.m. 
tomorrow in the Archaeology lab, 
Rm. 212 Kyser Hall. For more infor- 
mation call 357-4364, Joe Parrie at 
352-6444 or Auna Oncay at 357- 


The staff of Potpourri, 
Northwestern's yearbook, reminds 
students to have their yearbook pic- 
tures taken Sept. 12-14 in the Stu- 
dent Union Faculty Lounge. Don't 
miss your chance to be in the 1995 

Psi Chi and Psychology Club 

The Psvcholoev Department is 
now accepting applications for Psi 
Chi and Psychology Club. Our first 
meetings are at 2:20 tomorrow and 
at 12:20 Thursday inBienvenuHall. 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce will have a 
mandatory staff meeting at 1 p.m. 
tomorrow in Rm. 225 Kyser Hall. If 
you cannot attend the 1 p.m. meet- 
ing please come by the office some- 
time in the afternoon. All students 
interested in taking pictures, de- 
signing layout or writing news, fea- 
ture, sports or opinion articles for 
the student newspaper are invited 
to attend. 

Circle K 

Circle K will meet today at 6 
p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the 
Student Union. Anyone interested 
in joining is welcome. Contact Zeke 
Wetzel at 4119 for more informa- 


Any students interested in join- 
ing the Public Relations Student 
Society of America or the Society of 
Professional Journalists are encour- 
aged to contact adviser Dr. Bill Swain 
at 4425. 


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Natchitoches Citizen 

young college student came up be- 
hind me and told me that someone 

had hit my truck while I had been in 

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1 was the parking lot. He showed me where 
in Wal-Mart shopping and then went my truck had been hit and he gave 
back to my truck and left to go tc me the license tag of the person who 
another part of town. did it. 

About half way across town I I appreciate the young man for 
stopped at a restaurant to eat. A what he has done. 

^Columnist ponders life's ironies 

A Feminists ignore most-favored China's most heinous sexism; 

me stm 
ition, wbfl| 
nmentga ,< 

le availabjlfteal life is stranger than fiction, 
ry (college news, at least, is funnier than 
it opsratflfe Sunday funnies (The Far Side 
:ificproje^cepted, of course). To prove my 
unt also wint, here are a few of the things I 
ntracts, sliced in last week's newspapers. 
! for roof 

On Wednesday, USA Today ran a 
novingawory on p eop l e getting burned by 
om 199°%ramid games. Pyramid games, 
ion and Apparently, are scams that promise 
all colle^ quick return of cash for a minor 
ite and Investment. USA Today reported 
ircent. M™*t a Ms. Beverly DesChaux in- 
y availa^^ted $1,500 with the promise of 
at the Baking $12,000 a few days later, 
l this dil*r>e was apparently upset about be- 
^gburned, although she admits that 
: na's lottos knew it looked like a pyramid on 
ite funds %Per. These are the kind of people 
ver, nothjr^t O'Henry's gentle grafters would 
opinions^ve loved. They're the ones who get 
s have e * , ^rned trying to burn someone else. 

jJJ doesn't sound to me like she's got 
roverntf ie V ,1Uc h room to complain. 
Dfthe bill J 

ending Tj, The son of Surgeon General 
at time* \ ° c elyn Elders was sentenced to 10 
that, e*Y ea rs in prison last week for selling 
\d fees S^!}? eighth of an ounce of cocaine. 

Students are shafted at their own football game 

Pete Muldoon 

From the Front 

iefiting II V" 18 unfortunate occurrence raises 
ocialist interesting points. First of all, 

ike it, *V Ms. Elders cannot keep her sor 

vate sc. 

! ut jail for selling drugs, how quali- 
'O* is she to lecture the rest of the 
C ° u ntry on subjects ranging from 

AIDS to what not to do with a pack 
of Zig-Zags? Secondly, why is some- 
one being sentenced to 10 years for 
selling small amounts of any drug? 
Thirdly, is it possible that our cur- 
rent drug laws reflect institutional- 
ized racism? Is the crime of selling 
drugs really as bad as that of killing 
someone to get them? 

USA Today also reported Wednes- 
day that law enforcement agencies, 
faced with a shortage in traffic cops, 
reported a 7 percent drop in the 
number of tickets issued in 1992. 
Interestingly enough, this decline 
was accompanied by a 17 percent 
drop in both fatalities and accidents 
reported for vehicles traveling at 55 
mph or higher. There is a lesson 
here somewhere. 

It's strange, isn't it, that there is 
no feminist uproar about the wide- 
spread abuse of women and their 

reproductive rights in China. In 
China, women are allowed only one 
child. After they have had this one 
child, the government ensures that 
they don't bear any more. The meth- 
ods employed are notable for their 
cruelty. They include the forcible 
insertion of Audis by untrained doc- 
tors. (The strings are then removed 
so that the Audis cannot be safely 
removed.) These women are then 
subjected to periodic X-rays to en- 
sure that the IUDs haven't been 
removed. Doesn't anyone care about 
cancer risks in China? If all of this 
fails, abortions or sterilizations are 
then forcibly carried out. One year, 
nearly half a million of these forced 
abortions were committed in one 
province alone. Why, when Presi- 
dent Clinton was considering the 
issue of China's Most Favored Na- 
tion status, were NOW and and the 
other so-called women's and repro- 
ductive rights groups silent? Do they 

feel it is more important to ensure 
that taxpayers pay for abortions in 
the United States than it is to try to 
stop this terrible, wholesale abuse of 
women by men in power? 

It's too bad that there were North- 
western students who came out to 
the football game Saturday night 
and couldn't get in the gate at the 
student section. It's true that there 
were too many people in the student 
section, but the problem was that 
they were all Southern fans. It was 
pretty obvious when Southern scored 
a touchdown that most of those 
present were not bleeding Demon 
purple. I have no doubt that the 
athletic department made plenty of 
money by selling the student's seats , 
but that's no way to put the students 
first. We pay for those seats when 
we pay our fees, and it seems more 
and more obvious that those respon- 
sible for the decision to sell our seats 
do not consider the Demons to be our 
football team. Maybe that's why stu- 
dents often don't care enough to go 
out and watch them. 

It is predicted that North Korea 
will have ballistic missiles capable 
of reaching Japan as early 1996. It's 
a pity that SDI has been gutted. We 
may be facing a shortage of cars and 
stereos within a few years. 


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Current Quotes 

Are pedestrians safe 
on the streets of NSU? 

"The crossing on cam- 
pus is fine but the part 
I don't like is the 
parking. There never 
seems to be enough 
space for all the ve- 
Shasta LaSage 

"Drivers on campus 
are very impatient. 
One day my roommate 
and I were walking to 
class and when we 
crossed the street, a 
man in a truck pulled 
out and almost hit my 
Pamela Williams 

"Nighttime is the 
worst on campus for 
yielding. The majority 
of the people stop for 
students during the 
day, but rarely does 
anyone stop for you at 
Lisa Webster 

"People on campus 
don't stop for anything 
or anyone. I have 
almost been hit two 
different times cross- 
ing the street." 
Danielle Mason 


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luesday, September 6. 1994 

Votetally keeps track 
of politicians' spending 

Jane Baldwin 

The Current Scuce 

The results of a national tax 
survey have made many Southern 
Democrats angry, because accord- 
ing to a report by the National Tax- 
payers Union, Southern Democrats 
i«re some of the biggest spenders in 

The data was formulated by 
counting floor votes made by each 
senator and representative in Con- 
gress for 18 months. The system, 
called Votetally, analyzed votes on 
authorization and appropriation 
tills that would increase or decrease 
federal spending if enacted. 

The results showed Sen. J. 
Bennett Johnston along with Rep. 
Jim Chapman of Texas, as the two 
; that voted for the highest net spend- 
ing increases. 

"Over the decades, Congress has 
developed and used arcane floor pro- 
cedures including 19 different kinds 
;of votes, to obscure what's really at 
stake in a particular vote," Paul 
jrlewitt, NTUF executive director, 
said. "After 18 months of hard work, 
;we've come up with a system that 
■ penetrates the fog surrounding votes 
taken on the floors of the House and 

The results showed Southern 
House members ofboth parties were 
"more than likely to be among the 
highest 50 voting for more spending 
as members of other regional del- 
egations." Out of the top 50 spend- 
ers, 22 in the House and 11 in the 
Senate were Southern Democrats. 

The data also showed that Wyo- 
ming and Colorado were among the 
five "thriftiest" in both chambers. 

"The arrival of the Information 
Age has already transformed our 
lives in many ways," Hewitt said. 
"With the advent of Votetally will 
come an age of voter consumerism, 
in which an educated and politically 
independent electorate will form its 
ownjudgments about politicians and 
the way they vote. 

"It will be available to anyone 
writh a computer and modem. As 
interactive television enters the 
American household, it will be avail- 
able to virtually anyone. Politics — 
especially budgetary politics — is 
about to change for good," he said. 

Next year, Votetally will become 
completely "interactive." Subscrib- 
ers will get the up-to-date informa- 
tion on how much spending the mem- 
bers of Congress have voted for, and 
will be able to transmit their opin- 
ions, via E-Mail, back to their Sena- 
tors and Representatives. 


Rat race for Grad. school applicants 

Neb. law deters hazing 

A new anti-hazing law in Ne- 
braska will help ensure that acci- 
dents, like the one involving Phi 
Gamma Delta pledge Jeffrey Knoll, 
won't occur again. 

Knoll's father, Jim Knoll of 
Ogallala, Neb., said the law, along 
with increased fraternity member 
awareness and administrative su- 
pervision, would help deter hazing 
on campus. 

Gov. Ben Nelson signed a law 
that makes hazing a crime punish- 
able by a maximum of six months in 
prison and a $1,000 fine. Organiza- 
tions can be fined up to $10,000. 

The law was proposed by Sen. 
Gerald Matzke of Sidney in response 
! 'to a hazing accident on the Univer- 
i lity of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. 

During the incident, Jeffrey Knoll 
was forced to consume alcohol and 
then fell from a third-story window 
of the Fiji house. 

Jeffrey is living at home in 
Ogallala, still recovering from the 
accident. Jeffrey, who underwent 
13 weeks of therapy in Lakeview, 
Colo., is working and continuing 
speech therapy once or twice a week 
with a local pathologist. 

Jim Knoll said the anti-hazing 
law, along with the media attention 
given to Jeffrey's accident and the 
increased supervision of alcohol con- 
sumption on campus, would help 
prevent hazing in the future. 

Nebraska joins 38 other states 
that have laws forbidding hazing by 
groups on college campuses. 

Each year, more and more stu- 
dents are applying to graduate 
schools only to face increasingly slim- 
mer chances for acceptance. 

The harsh realities of limited 
job opportunities has prompted 
record numbers of students to pur- 
sue advanced degrees. Now, many 
outstanding college seniors who 
would have had little trouble being 
admitted to top graduate programs 
a few years ago are being turned 
down cold. 

David Nail, a senior at Rollins 
College in Winter Park, Fla., is one 
such student. Nail has a 3.93 GPA 
and GRE scores totaling 2230. He 
designed a rigorous combined major 
for himself in art, philosophy, music 
and English, and is considered an 
exceptional student by his profes- 

"I applied to philosophy Ph.D. 
programs at six grad schools: 
Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, 
Chicago and Northwestern," he said. 
"All of them rejected me." 

Stanford, he was told, has six 
openings for more than 200 appli- 

Nail is not alone. Even though 
growing numbers are applying to 
graduate school, available spaces for 
these students have increased only 
slightly, if at all. 

"From 1986 to 1992, graduate 
school applications increased at a 
rate of 7 percent per year, and in 
some cases even higher," said Peter 
Syverson, director of information 
services for the Council of Graduate 
Schools. "Enrollment has gone up 2 
percent per year overall. If applica- 
tions go up faster than enrollment, 
institutions become more selective. 

"Most attribute this [increase] 
to the economy. As the job market 
for new graduates closed, many stu- 
dents looked to continuing their edu- 
cation as a way of increasing their 
competitive edge while riding out 
the economic recession .... Bad 
economic times are very good for 
graduate schools in terms of student 

Graduate degrees also are be- 
coming required credentials for ca- 
reer advancement in many settings 
such as high school teaching, public 
administration, social work and 
nursing, Syverson said. 

Congratulations to the 1994 

Pledge Class.. 

Amanda Adams 
Jamie Anding 
Heather Barr 
Tiffany Barrett 
Shawan Boone 
Terah Brossette 
Shannon Brown 
Stacy Byrd 
Chelsey Collins 
Lee Cornette 
Ansela Craft 
Bobbi Curry 
Amber Ellzey 
Kathryn Essmeier 
Michelle Fuller 
Kayla Giska 
Tracie Guy 
Mary Ann Horn 
Catina La Borde 
Christina Le Blanc 
Kelly Laurence 
Blythe Leinenweber 
Gina Mahl 
Michelle Metz 


Stacey Michaels 
Melissa Morgan 
Amelia Mullen 
Kellie McClinton 
April Nix 
Jamie Ott 
Amy Parker 
Kimberly Parker 
Jamie Plaisance 
Amy Post 
Samanntha Riggs 
Angel Roach 
Paige Robertson 
Jennifer Shaw 
Jovanna Simon 
Jaime St. Dizier 
Anne Steib 
Diane Still 
Amanda Stokes 
Stephanie Sullivan 
Tammy Sullivan 
Kelley Verbick 
D'Licia Vueleman 
Jennifer Weaver 


Last fall results of an annual 
survey of more than 220,000 fresh- 
men, conducted by UCLA's Higher 
Education Research Institute, 
showed a record 65 percent said they 
were interested in attending gradu- 
ate school, a 10 percent jump from 

"There's also a higher percent- 
age of women coming into college 
intending to pursue graduate and 
professional study, and I think that 
may be feeding the increased admis- 
sions as well," said David Merkowitz, 
director of public affairs for the 
American Council on Education, 
sponsor of the survey. 

Some areas of graduate study 
are increasing faster than others. 
Syverson cites humanities is increas- 
ing at 12 percent annually, public 
administration at 11 percent and 
social sciences at 10 percent. 

Only one area has shown a de- 
crease. "In the last year we've seen 
decreases in business applications, 
and that was expected because the 
number of students taking the 
GMAT test has gone down each year 
for the past two or three years," he 
said. "The MBA is not the hot ticket 
it once was in the '80s." 

This demand, coupled with fi 
nancial cutbacks, has led many 
schools to actually extend fewer of- 
fers for admission because more stu- 
dents may accept than the schools 
can handle. 

At Duke University in North 
Carolina, Donna Giles, assistant 
dean and director of Graduate Ad- 
missions, reports receiving about 
6,000 applications in 1994, up 10 
percent from 1993. 

"We don't expect to admit any 
more students just because the pool 
increased." Giles said. "We offer ad- 
mission to fewer than 1,500, but the 
incoming class usually is between 
525 and 550." 

However, this year Giles said 
some "severe financial cutbacks" 
may impact admission offers, which 
usually are three times higher than 
the desired enrollment number. 

"I predict the number of offers 
may decrease because funds have 
been cut and departments are not 
taking as many risks. They can't 
afford to take the chance that more 
than one-third would say yes," Giles 

The situation at University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill is 
similar, according to Myrna Bower, 
director of the Graduate School. 

"Extending offers is really a 
game of chance," she said. "We got 
burned in English three years ago 
when the national picture looked 
bleak .... the department extended 
the usual number of offers, only this 
time 70 to 80 percent (instead of the 
usual 50 percent) said they were 
coming and it put them in a dither 
for the year." 

So far this year UNC has re- 
ceived over 13,000 applications, an 
increase of more than 900 from 1993. 
They plan to admit 1,500 to 1,700 

Bower has sympathy for the di- 
lemma of students as competition 
shuts them out. 

"I feel terrible .... these are 
somebody's children we are turning 
away," she said. "Often, they are 
really good students, but the 
competition's so tough. In philoso- 
phy you practically have to walk on 
water to get in." 

For example, Bower said there 
are 222 applications for five slots in 
1994. In 1993, applicants had aver- 
age GRE scores that were 729 ver- 
bal, 717 quantitative and 739 ana- 
lytical with a 3.75 GPA in their ma- 
jor. Psychology has 883 applicants 
for 26 slots; history has 663 applica- 
tions for 28 slots. 

At some larger state universi- 
ties, economic cutbacks have de- 
creased financial assistance for stu- 
dents, making it harder for some to 
attend even if they are accepted. 

At Ohio State University, where 
11,000 students are enrolled in 115 
graduate programs, both applica- 
tions and enrollment have shown a 
gradual increase since 1988. The 
one exception was last year, when a 
new application fee may have caused 
a slight decrease in inquiries, ac- 
cording to Paul Isaac, associate dean 
of the Graduate School. 

However, due to the loss of some 
graduate assistant slots, more gradu- 
ate students than ever are having to 
go to school part time. 

At UCLA, applications have 
dropped slightly going against the 
national trend, said Ellen Benkin, 
who coordinates data for the Gradu- 
ate School. She said the decrease 

likely is because of California's ail- 
ing economy, an 18 percent increase 
in tuition and a decrease in the num- 
ber of staff positions available for 
graduates, which all affect the stu- 
dents' ability to pay tuition. Never- 
theless, odds for admission are not 
great — approximately 16,000 ap- 
plicants for 2,500 openings. 

At Ivy League schools like 
Princeton, the competition has al- 
ways been tough, but now it is even 
more so. 

Dave Redmond, acting dean of 
the Graduate School, said Princeton 
has experienced a 5 percent increase 
in applications this year. And, other 
than a small decline last year, appli- 
cations have been slowly increasing 
over the last several years. 

"This year we had 7,000 appli- 
cations and admitted about 900 of 
those students and hope to enroll 
about 460 new graduate students," 
he said. 

Like other universities, 
Princeton is this year, seeking a 
smaller class by about 10 or 12 
people. He attributes this to "a small 
cut in fellowship budgets," and cau- 
tious attitudes in engineering and 
science departments because of "the 
uncertainty of outside support, 
which they draw from to support 
their students." 

Princeton, too, has extended 
fewer offers for the last several years 
in some of the humanities and social 
sciences departments. "We've called 
it 'overachievement,'" explains 
Redmond. "Students have accepted 
at a higher rate than our previous 
years' figures would have led us to 
believe and eveti when we made some 
corrections for the next year, it's 
happened again. So we've really kind 
of screwed things down a bit tighter 
in the number of offers we have 

". . . . The selections are always 
very painful because there are some 
very well-qualified people who just 
won't make the cut . . . ." 

David Nail is now one of those 
who knows the pain of rejection well. 
"It was a numbing experience," said 
Nail, who is reevaluating his op- 
tions. "I plan to work, save money 
and reapply next year, perhaps to 
different grad schools where I won't 
be facing such enormous odds — if 
there are any schools like that." 

Individuals - Go to the faculty lounge in 
the Student Union between Monday, 
September 12 and Friday, September 16. 

Organizations - Watch for your scheduled 
times in the next issue. Photos will be 
taken at the Magale Recital Hall on 
October 11-13. 

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Teaching Methods: 

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diversities in the state to use these pro- 
jams. The primary goals of these courses 
je to help teachers get students more in- 
olved in their learning and to integrate 
jntent areas throughout the curriculum, 
jtudents learn better through being ac- 
*ely involved," Marlow said. 

According to Marlow, the courses were 
^veloped because the field of education is 
ganging so quickly. Also, the courses ac- 
comodate different learners. 

Kenneth Goodman, founder of the new 
;3ching methods, started implementing 
•oss-curriculum learning about 10 years 

in Zwolle. Goodman began the classes 
fcause teachers wanted to learn to how to 
ftter implement new teaching methods. 

According to Weaver and Duchardt, the 
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;ar for efficiency. 

Marlow, Duchardt and Weaver all agree 
jat students are reacting very well to the 
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Continued from page 1 

"It isn't very easy," Rogers said. "The 
smps need to be smoother. It's not very 
iandicapped accessible." 

In February 1993, the parking lot in 
■ont of Kyser was temporarily closed to 
Jegin construction of the walking-mall plaza, 
aving no means for the disabled to enter 
yser Hall. John Pharis, the State Fire 
[arshal, investigated the area, but found 
p reasons to believe Northwestern had vio- 
\ted any ADA regulations. 

According to Pharis, the University must 
rovide ways for the disabled to enter the 
liildings, even if it means physically carry- 
jg them. 

"If they need to get in we will furnish 
ome one to push a wheelchair or physically 
arry them," Norman said. "By law, we can 
.Jithis. The students need to realize we need 
t time to make these accommodations avail- 

"They need to communicate with us. We 
*e working with Student Support Services 
t order to get these people to tell us. We try 
J accommodate these people as much as 

Norman said handicap parking will be 
•tailable next to Kyser Hall later in the fall. 

^We(come> (Students/// 
"Come to me, all you who are weary 
and heavy burdened, and I will refresh 
you. Take my yoke and learn from 
me, and I will give you rest, for I 
gentle and humble of heart." -Jesus 
of Nazareth 

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Nominations forms will be sent out to all organizations 

and resident hall. 

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Preparing the Right Resume 
Preparing for Graduate School 
Job Seeking Strategies 

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Thursday, September 15, 1994 

Job Seeking Strategies 
Preparing for Graduate School 
Learn to Interview 
Selecting a Major 
Preparing the Right Resume 

10:00 a.m. 
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Flag football among activities available through 

Page 11 

David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

Although the Demons kicked 
\ off their season Saturday, another 

type of football will get under way 
later this month. This particular 
kind, however, while open to any- 
one, involves just as much prepara- 
tion to be successful. 

Northwestern student Mark McCoy takes advan- 
tage of the weights at the intramurals building 

Northwestern's intramural flag 
football season officially begins Sept. 
19, but preliminaries are under way 
now. The flag football teams will be 
divided into three leagues — men's, 
women's and co-rec. And, according 
to Dr. Gene Newman, director of 
leisure and recreational activities, 
the time to get involved is now. 

"We will take rosters up until 
Sept. 14, but we would urge those 
planning to be involved in this year's 
league to sign up early," Newman 
said. "It would allow us to plan more 
smoothly and give us an idea as to 
what number of teams we are look- 
ing at." 

Last season, 40 teams took part 
in the flag football league, as well as 
a full staff of student officials. A 
clinic for this year's officials will be 
held Sept. 14 in the Recreation and 
Intramural Building across from Roy 

"Officiating is a great opportu- 
nity for students to earn cash while 
providing a service to the Univer- 
sity," Newman said. 

Newman is hopeful the flag foot- 
ball league will be even larger this 
year, and feels intramural sports is 
a major part of student life. 

"Intramurals and sports are es- 
sential to a student's college life," 
Newman said. "It is a learning pro- 
cess much like academics. The stu- 
dent will learn, among other things, 
how to get along with others and 
how to communicate feelings to both 
team members and officials. These 

are skills that must be used through- 
out life and I'm watching students 
mature throughout their intramu- 
ral years here." 

Newman, who has been involved 
with intramural and recreational 
sports for 23 years, believes a good 
self-image can also be obtained 
through involvement. "The matu- 
rity increase is incredible," he said. 
"I have seen students grow into a 
healthy self-concept just from being 
involved in intramural sports. 
Intramurals provide an opportunity 
to learn how to deal with one's mis- 
takes and how to improve upon those 
lessons. It's not just going out and 
utilizing one's physical ability — 
people skills are also learned." 

Corresponding with the start of 
the flag football season is the intra- 
mural swim meet, which will take 
place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at 
the Rec Complex on the Highway 
One By-Pass. 

Newman said teams can consist 
of six members each, with groupings 
of Greek, men's and women's teams. 
He also stressed that anyone just 
wanting to compete without being 
on a team can do so. 

"We usually have anywhere 
from 10 to 15 teams compete," 
Newman said. "It's usually a very 
fun event." 

"We're here for the students of 
Northwestern," Newman said. "We 
want you to come out and enjoy 
yourself, and intramurals is the best 
way to do that." 

SPORTS TALK: Sanders should pick ONE sport 

that quality. He is in the same class 
with athletes such as Barry Bonds, 
Michael Jordan and Emmitt Smith 
— players that people gladly pay 
money to watch. 

But the continuous bouncing 
back and forth from baseball to foot- 
ball has become a little tiresome, 
especially the latest version of the 
"Sanders Sweepstakes." 

Sanders' career as a two-sport 

athlete is not fair to anyone involved 
— himself, his teams or his teams' 
fans. With almost year-round activ- 
ity, he runs the risk of serious injury 
"that could knock him out of every- 
thing. Remember Bo Jackson? He 
was, of course, the first to try the 
two-sport trade — and now he is 
only a shell of the great athlete he 
once was and only has an artificial 
hip to show for it. 

Sanders' biggest flaw, if it can 
be called that, is that he is so good 
an athlete that neither baseball nor 
football can totally shy away from 
him. He has sprinter's speed and 
great hands, as well as the arro- 
gance to play cornerback at an All- 
Pro level. Yet, he also uses his speed- 
to steal bases and is improving as a 

But how can he become the most 

coveted player in the NFL this sea- 
son while striking against the own- 
ers in another sport? Is that logical? 

Obviously it is. Could he really 
make a difference for, say, the 49ers? 
Is he good enough for them to shake 
the Cowboys loose from the NFL's 
highest perch? 

Not likely. Not until "Prime 
Time" decides to become "Full Time" 
on the football field. 

NSU VS. SOUTHERN: Record turnout for game 

rushed for 22 yards. Defensively, 
Northwestern was led by strong per- 
formances from linebackers Steve 
{Redeaux and George Haynes, who 
tach racked up 10 tackles. A record 

crowd of 15,600 at Turpin Stadium 
(capacity 15,971) witnessed the De- 
mons' second straight season open- 
ing loss to the Jaguars. Despite the 
loss, Goodwin was optimistic about 

his team's chances to come back next 
week at home against Delta State. 
"We've got a lot of work to do this 
week," Goodwin said. "Delta State 
didn't play this week, so we won't 

have any game film to look at and 
study. I doubt if they will be as good 
defensively as Southern, but we must 
improve a great deal this week with 
our offense," 


80 Different Programs 
to Choose From 




Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

Denise Dewey, new head volleyball coach at Northwestern, has 
been on the job for just over a month and said the program is better than 
she had expected. 

Dewey leads the Lady Demons in their season opener at 6 p.m. 
tomorrow at Jackson State in Jackson, Miss.. 

Northwestern returns most of its players from last year's team 
which was 1-8 in Southland Conference play and 14-20 overall. 

During the first three weeks of practice, Dewey's top priority was 
to give the club a mental boost. 

"This group has more talent than I'd heard from people before I got 
here," Dewey said. "The thing we've been trying to do is instill 
confidence through positive reinforcement." 

The 29-year-old coach, hired in late July, coached two years at 
Nazareth College, a Division III program in New York, before coming 
to Northwestern. Dewey said her start at Nazareth has similarities to 
the one at Northwestern. 

"I did some research about the job here and found it was in the 
rebuilding process," she said. "I like working with programs like this 
because I think they can grow. Nazareth was rebuilding as well, and 
this year should be very good." 

Northwestern's status as a Division I program convinced Dewey to 
pursue the job. 

"It's not that I didn't want to finish the job at Nazareth," she said. 
"But I felt and my AD [athletic director felt] I'd be better off moving up 
to Division I." 

After looking at last year's statistics, Dewey thought unforced 
errors were a major problem for Northwestern and she has made that 
a key focus in practice. 

"That is one of the coaching goals I have," Dewey said. "To have 
enough ball control so we don't make those unforced errors and beat 
ourselves." , 

Running a "quick offense" and doing a better job in defensive 
transition are key principles the new coach is trying to implement. 

Sophomore Amy Warren, who led the Lady Demons with 291 kills 
last year, is expected to be the big hitter this year. 

"She is smart and quick and has a lot of skills," Dewey said. "Once 
she builds strength in her upper body she'll be somebody to watch in the 

Senior Karen Hill and juniors Julie Coert and Kim Jesiolowski 
were voted team captains. Jesiolowski and Hill are counted on for the 
majority of service receiving, and both will also contribute as outside 
hitters. Hill is currently recovering from shin splints. 

Coert, a left-handed hitter, will anchor the right side of the net. 

"She is a leader, and she's got a good work ethic," Dewey said. 
"Physically she is very strong and defensivley she is quick and agile." 

Senior setter Jeri Dusenberry, 5'6", isn't tall enough to play at the 
net, but she will be instrumental in setting the offense. 

"Jeri is a motivator," Dewey said. "She can come in and get things 
going, she is consistent and shell be able to run our fast offense." 

Dewey is pleased with freshman Tiffany Cronin of La Junta High 
in Pueblo, Colo. 

"Tiffany is an incredible athlete," Dewey said. "She has the 
potential to be an All-American by her junior ymr if she keeps 
progressing the way she has so far." 


Wednesday 8 1H 9 


Wednesday thru Sunday 

2 for 1 Drinks 
6:00 til 11:00 

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Demo ns fail to exe cute, get executed!. 

~ i /II I I Inooinnnnnoronrninof 

Nathan Piatt (57) and Kevin Rhodes (9) holds up a 
Southern player as Robert Wright (51) comes to 
finish up. 

Inset: A Southern defender blocks a John Louviere 
punt while Danny Alexander tries to stop the 
defender's progress. Photo by Chad Sullivan 

20-0 loss in opener against 
Southern a failure in 
offensive line, says coach 


David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

On a night when Turpin Stadium saw its largest crowd ev er, th( 
Demons turned in a less-than-large performance in a 20-0 season 
opening loss to Southern University. 

Coach Sam Goodwin's Demons never got going offensively 
mustering only 156 total yards, 67 of which came in the final qu 
when the game was already decided. 

"We totally broke down offensively," Goodwin said Saturdayj 
"Their defense came at us with a lot of pressure and totally dominal 
us. We have got to execute a lot better than we did tonight." 

Sophomore quarterback Brian Andrews, starting in place 
injured Brad Laird, felt the brunt of the Southern defensive uttac 
He connected on j ust five of 14 passes for 32 yards and was intercept 

True freshman Brandon Emanuel saw limited action in thi 
second half with nearly identical numbers — five of 14 for 68 yi 
and one interception. «#»n 
"Our quarterbacks must execute better than they did tonightT ** ,n 
Goodwin said. "Our two biggest concerns coming in were at offensivi WATEC 
line and quarterback, and we didn't do well at either tonight " )LLEGE 
Northwestern squandered some early chances in the first quar & & ted $3 
ter. The Demons opening drive began at the Southern 44 yard lin< ip for a n 
following a 21-yard punt by the Jaguars' Tony Phipps, but in thr« holars' C 

plays the Demons netted only a mi 
nus 5 yards and were forced to punt |ESHM/ 
The Demon defense helu one* |EATER 
again, and Phipps' punt thi;, '-'""rnrnRN 
went only 12 yards, enabling North- 

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'Prime Time' 

should commit 
to one network 

David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

Perhaps it's just the fact that I'm fed up to 
the neck with baseball players. Maybe it's 
because I live and breathe the Dallas Cowboys 
and think the back-to-back champs should be 
getting all the publicity right now. Or, maybe 
it's just me. 

But, is there anyone getting more atten- 
tion right now in the NFL than a baseuall 

Deion Sanders — also known as "Prime 
Time," also known as "Neon Deion," has cre- 
ated quite a buzz in 
NFL training camps 
this summer. He has 
yet to play a single 
down in a preseason 
game, participate in 
a single practice drill 
or even strap on pads 
at all. Yet, he has 
become the most 
wanted man in 

Again, is it just 
me, or aren't base- 
ball players receiving 


enough attention right now without having 
to cross over into other sports? Why is "Prime 
Time" such a popular man? 

The answer to the last question is very 
simple. Sanders is probably the best pure 
coverage cornerback in the NFL. He is also 
the league's most dangerous kick returner, 
as well as an occasional weapon on offense. 
Sanders is perhaps the only player in NFL 
history to be an offensive, defensive and 
special teams coordinator's worst nightmare. 

But Sanders is a full-time baseball 
player. Although he is regarded by most 
baseball experts as only an average out- 
fielder and leadoff hitter, his baseball con- 
tract with the Cincinnati Reds prohibits him 
from playing football anywhere umil the 
baseball season officially ends. 

Nonetheless, since the baseball strike 
began Aug. 12, Sanders has taken a cross 
country tour with all the hoopla of the Roll- 
ing Stones' current one. Included in his trek 
throughout NFL training camps have been 
stops in Miami, San Francisco, Kansas City, 
Atlanta and even New Orleans. In the eyes 
of most NFL executives, Sanders is the miss- 
ing link between a mere playoff* team and a 
serious Super Bowl contender. 

I am a fan of "Prime Time" and have 
been for a long time, simply because he 
brings charisma to whichever sport he is 
involved in at the time. He causes pure 
excitement when he steps on the field, and 
there aren't too many athletes who have 

See Sports Talk/ Page IJ 



Mike Whitmire 
The Current Sauce 

Senior middle linebacker Steve Readeaux 
picked up where he left off last season for the 
Northwestern defensive unit with a team-high 10 
tackles to be named The Current Sauce's Player of 
the Week. 

Readeaux, the Demons' leading tackier last 
season with 101 for an average of 10.1 per game, 
and linebacker George Haynes each collected 10 
tackles in Northwestern's 20-0 loss to Southern 

"He played w ell Saturday night and delivered 
some big hits," said Demon linebacker coach Robert 
Henry. "He should have a good year for us." 

The 26-year-old's path to Northwestern was a 
little different than most athletes. 

Readeaux, from Eunice, La., first attended 
Arkansas-Monticello for one term and then served 
four years in the U.S. Army before walking on to the 
Demons' squad. He is in his fourth year at North- 

"I think it helped me be able to focus on the 
things I want to accomplish," Readeaux said of his 
experience in the military. "I just try to play hard all 
the time. I always need to improve, every practice 
and every game." 

Despite his success, Readeaux said Saturday's 
loss to Southern overshadowed anything he accom- 

"When you go out to play a game you play to 
win," he said. "And when you don't it's really hard, 
but you have to pick your head up for the next 

Player File 

Name : Steve Readeaux 
Age : 2 6 

Hometown: Eunice, La 
Performance against 
Southern Saturday: 
10 tackles 

1993: 101 tackles, 
10.1 per game. 

western to set up shop at the South 1 ^ en *' 8 w 
ern 37. But the Jaguars' Andre Davii ar „ w 
sacked Andrews for a 3-yard loss or lCes P ro ^ 
second down and blasted him agaii eater dej 
on third down for an 8-yard Iosj 
ending the Demon threat. 

Southern finally got rolling in t 
second quarter. Alter a critical ho 


ing penalty against the Demons 
the next series, Southern's Diianel 
Fuller kicked a 40-yard field goal t( ,PER W 
move ahead 3-0. Fuller then nailedl EDNESI 
23 yarder at the 9:24 mark of thi "P 1 ^ 668 
quarter, giving the Jaguars a 6-0 lead. rkers sci 

The Demon defense played solid for most of the game, and came nute c ha 
up big on the next Southern possession. Southern cornerback Mat al-Mart's 
thew Dorsett intercepted an Andrews pass at the Demon 44 am 
returned it 37 yards to the Northwestern seven. 

On first down, tailback Melvin Williams carried for 6 yards to the 
one, but fullback Troy Jones was denied the touchdown on secona E *' E " ' 
down by Demon defensive tackle Curtis Tademy. Williams was LTERNA 
stuffed for no gain on third down by a swarm ofDemon defenders, and )UND: A 
quarterback Eric Randall failed on fourth down from the one. firs comp 
The Demon offense could only move to the seven, where punter renue Bri 
John Louviere's kick was partially blocked. placemer 
Southern took over at the Demon 11, and running back Danny oposed fi 
Donaldson darted in from 9 yards out two plays later Fuller's extra 
point made the score 13-0, Southern. 

Northwestern's Clarence Matthews opened the second half with 
an electrifying 84-yard kickoff return and broke his own Turpin|" 
Stadium record 

Setting up at the Southern 12, the Demons once again failed W 
take advantage, as Andrews' pass to Preston Arnold in the end zone 
fell incomplete on third down. Jason Fernandez' field goal attempt 
was then blocked, and the Jaguars had dodged the only Demon bulM HJISI Ah 
of the game 

Andrews was intercepted again at the 10:58 mark of the tl 
quarter by Southern's Jerry Wilson at the Demon 37. Three pla; 
later, Williams burst through the right side for a 30-yard touchdo 
sprint. The point after by Fuller made the score 20-0. 
Although Goodwin was not pleased with the Demons 


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performance, he did have praise for the stingy play of the Northwe 
ern defense. 

"Our defense kept us in the ball game and made some big play 
he said. "We played a very physical defensive ball game and didn 
quit all night, which was something to be proud of." 

The Demons' two young quarterbacks also stressed the need 
the Northwestern offense to improve. 

"We've got to get our execution down," Andrews said. "We had 
tough time offensively tonight, but we can't keep our heads doW^j^ 
We've got to believe we can do better." . 

"This was a big step up for me," Emanuel said after his first gan» Al « 
as a college quarterback. "It took a while to get into the flow of tbj "dents oi 
game, but we need to come together as an offense to take pressure o^Uversity 
our defense." J e univers 

Southern's Williams almost out gained the Demons on his oW trkeley hi 
gaining 124 yards on 35 carries. Danny Alexander led the Dem * fcapons ar 
ground attack with 23 yards on seven carries, and Clarence Matthe** ^ m 


SeeNSU vs. Southern/ Vage \\ 

Rowing team prepares to make impact 


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David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

One of Northwestern's best kept secrets 
is preparing for a banner year. 

Calvin Cupp, in his second year as head 
coach of Northwestern's rowing team, has 
high hopes that not only will his squad 
improve on last season's impressive results, 
but that rowing will catch on at Northwest- 
ern and in the Natchitoches area. 

"Our rowing meet here in November 
will bring a lot of teams to Natchitoches and, 
of course, those people will spend money 
here," Cupp said. "I want us to make an 
impact this year and perhaps improve the 
image of the sport in the area." 

The Marathon Rowing Championships, 
to be held Nov. 12 on Cane River, will in- 
clude collegiate schools, and will be open to 
anyone who wants to row . According to Cupp, 
the competition will feature different age 
divisions and different boat classifications 
to include the non-collegiate participants. 

This event will highlight the fall sea 
son, in whieh the rowing team will see action 
in three other major meets Northwestern 
will compete in the Louisiana State Cham 
pionships tentatively scheduled for Oct. 8 at 
a site yet to be determined. They will also 
compete in events in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 
12 and Atlanta on Nov. 5. The big event of 
the year will be the Southeast Nationals in 
Oak Ridge, Tenn , in April. 

Northwestern its a member of the South- 
east Intercollegiate Rowing Association 
(SIRA), which includes such schools as Vir- 
ginia, Miami, Ohio State, North Carolina, 
Vanderbilt, Purdue, Tennessee and Duke. 

"We are classified as a 'club sport,'" 
Cupp said. "We are not an official part of any 
athletic department here at Northwestern, 
but we compete at NCAA events under NCAA 
regulations and are representatives of the 

Despite the differences from other 
sports, Cupp believes the rowing team is an 
important element in Northwestern athlet- 
ics because anyone is allowed to participate. 

"If a student wants to join the rowing 
team, he or she will be allowed to compete," 
Cupp said. "We will accept students through 
mid - September, and none of those students 
will be cut from the squad. This is the best 
opportunity for students who want to com- 
pete for the University in a sporting event 
but might be too small or something to make 
it in another sport." According to Cupp, all 

students have to do is come out and try thfy^can C 
hardest. ^ ther W 

The squad includes 20 members fro^arch ce 
last year's team which had three state ch^fafTs admi 
pion boats and made two finals in last y ee *Jp* perfon 
Southeast Nationals for the first time. ^Jjtost basic 
of the medal winners returned and C^fothe over! 
hopes to have a strong turnout of first-y 6 *^^^ 

rowers to strengthen the team. k,.. 

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University symbol remains 
through many changes 

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uemons win rirst game in 
non-conference play 
against Delta State 


Photos for the 1995 
Potpourri will be taken all 
week in Student Union 


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Vol. 83, No. 6 

Scholars' forum 
addresses fears, 
dispels rumors 

The Keyser Ave. bridge has become an in- 
creasing source of debate in past months. The 
bridge is only 60 percent safe, according to 
some estimates. The opening of the Wal-Mart 
Supercenter is expected to increase traffic on 

the bridge substantially. However, efforts to 
5-lane the bridge have been blocked, as the 
Historic District could lose its national recog- 
nition. Read about the present status of the 
bridge in the next edition of The Current Sauce 

Heather Cooley and Sara Farrell 

The Current Sauce 

Over 90 concerned Louisiana 
Scholars' College students met in a 
forum with six faculty members 
Wednesday to discuss issues con- 
cerning the college's future. 

One issue dealt with the Schol- 
ars' College recent announcement of 
its new majors program. To the sur- 
prise of many upperclassmen, the 
option of receiving a major had been 
available all along. 

"Fm upset because we didn't 
find out about the majors program 
being official as soon as we came 
back," one Scholars' College sopho- 
more said. "The freshmen came in 
and knew about it and were asking 
the upperclassmen questions, and 
we couldn't answer them because 
we were not prepared." 

"Had I known that a majors 
program existed at Scholars' Col- 
lege, I would not have transferred to 
NSU," Suki Bartz, a sophomore from 
Leesville, said. 

The Scholars' College was es- 
tablished in 1987 by the Louisiana 
Board of Regents for Higher Educa- 
tion. It is Louisiana's selective ad- 
missions college of the liberal arts. 
Students choose an area of concen- 
tration in the humanities and social 
thought, individual concentration, 
scientific inquiry and the fine and 
performing arts. 

Now, with the new degree pro- 
gram, Scholars' students can declare 
majors but complete Scholars' Col- 
lege core requirements. Then they 
would take classes in their major 
through Northwestern. During their 
senior year, students would com- 
plete their thesis and graduate in 
their major with a background in 
the liberal arts. Students also have 

the choice of only having a concen- 

Students also queried why the 
majors program suddenly gained in 
popularity over the summer when 
few upperclassmen were there to 
begin participating. Dr. Ray Wallace, 
director of Scholars' College, said 
time finally became available over 
the summer while discussing the 
m a j o r 8 

asked if 
drift away 
from a lib- 
eral arts 
to become 
an honors 

" A s 

far as I'm concerned, it's not a shift," 
Wallace said. He said an honors pro- 
gram would not be in the best inter- 
est of the school. 

Students expressed confusion 
as to why some Scholars' College 
professors now teach Northwestern 
classes while Northwestern profes- 
sors instruct some traditional Schol- 
ars' College core requirements such 
as texts and traditions, a class com- 
bining history and English. Not 

See Forum/ Page 9 

At Issue: 

Institution of a 
majors program 
at the Louisiana 
Scholars' Col- 
lege. Some stu- 
dents feel the 
move will change 
the honors col- 
lege loan honors 
program of NSU 

Zulick takes helm of C en-La Programs 

The Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities has ap- 
proved Marsha Zulick as executive 
director of Central Louisiana Pro- 
grams for Northwestern. 

Zulick will be the principal 
leader and executive officer for 
Northwestern's educational pro- 
grams in Central Louisiana. She will 
be responsible for overall planning, 
development and management of the 
University's activities in that area. 
Zulick will serve as a leader in ac- 
tivities related not only to aca- 
demic sites, but also to the commu- 
nity, business and industry. 

For the past five years, Zulick 
was Northwestern's director of ad- 
missions and recruiting, helping the 
University achieve a dramatic in- 
crease in enrollment. The 
University's enrollment increased by 
more than 20 percent under her ten- 
ure. Northwestern also brought in 
better students during that time as 
average scores of incoming fresh- 
men on the American College Test 
also increased. 

"Marsha did a fabulous job of 
recruiting students to Northwest- 
ern," Dr. Robert A. Alost, North- 
western president, said. "Her back- 

ground is such that she is the right 
person to develop programs in Alex- 
andria. She 
will work 
with the ad- 
the England 
Airpark and 
the Alexan- 
dria commu- 
nity to de- 
velop pro- 
grams to 
meet the needs of the area." 


Zulick's duties will also include 
preparing long-range plans for de- 
veloping Northwestern's Central 
Louisiana programs, working with 
appropriate governmental agencies, 
and serving as a liaison to other 
academic areas at Northwestern. 

"I am looking forward to the 
great challenge this new position 
provides," Zulick said. "Northwest- 
ern has a great deal to provide to 
Central Louisiana. I am excited 
about the opportunity to work with 
our various partners to develop pro- 
grams to help this area." 

The University offers a wide 

range of educational programs in 
Alexandria in cooperation with LSU- 
Alexandria. The University utilizes 
a number of sites including the En- 
gland Airpark, LSU-Alexandria, 
Alexandria Regional Technical In- 
stitute, area hospitals, businesses 
and public schools to deliver classes. 

Zulick also served as admissions 
and external affairs director at the 
Louisiana School for Math, Science 
and the Arts from 1982 through 1989. 
She was one of eight staff members 
selected to produce the initial de- 
sign and mission of the Louisiana 

'Something different' 

International Film 
series offers students 
source of culture' 

Sara Farrell 

< The Current Sauce 

The NSU International Film 
Series gives students at Northwest- 
ern more options for their Friday 

Begun over a year-and-a-half 
ago by Dr. Ray Wallace, director of 
Scholars' College, the main focus of 
the program remains to entertain. 

"Our goal is j ust to show movies 
that students and faculty normally 
wouldn't have access to in a theater 
setting at Northwestern," Wallace 

This year, the range of movies 
extends from French, German, Yu- 
goslavian, Italian, Japanese, Span- 
ish and Mexican backgrounds to in- 
clude two English language films. 

As the movies contain subtitles, 
they prove valuable to students tak- 
ing foreign language classes who 
want to hear the languages spoken 
in natural settings. 

Wallace obtains the films from 
locations all over Dallas, New Or- 
leans, New York and Memphis. He 

choose videos he thinks that stu- 
dents will enjoy, although he does 
take requests. 

"They're different types of film 
making, not the usual type of Holly- 
wood extravaganza," Wallace said. 

Wallace acknowledged the wide 
support he has received for the pro- 
gram from faculty and students. 

"Dr.tRon] McBride [head ofTele- 
communication8 and Journalism 
Dept.] has been just great about 
letting us use the studio," Wallace 

See Films/ Page 2 

Ron McBride, head of telecommunications and journalism, 
discusses future titles In the foreign film series with Ray 
Wallace, director of the Scholars' College. 


Page 2 

Tuesday, September 13, 199 

Workshop to assist 
single parents and dis- 
placed homemakers 

Northwestern will present a 
workshop designed to assist single 
parents and displaced homemak- 
ers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in 
the Cane River Room of the Stu- 
dent Union. 

The workshop, "Building 
Blocks to a Better Life," is for single 
parents who have children under 
age 18 or are expecting a child. The 
workshop will also address dis- 
placed homemakers who have 
worked as an adult taking care of a 
household for two or more years, 
are dependent on public assistance, 
are unemployed or are having dif- 
ficulty obtaining employment due 
to diminished marketable skills. 

Topics to be covered include 
job seeking strategies, time man- 
agement, building interpersonal 
skills, money management, goal 
setting and building self esteem. 

Enrollment is limited to the 
first 50 qualified participants. For 
more information, contact Brenda 
Dailey at 357-5222. 

Northwestern selects 
new director of 
Leesville campus 

Northwestern president Robert 
A. Alost named C. Creighton Owen 
executive director of Northwestern's 
Leesville campus. 

The Board of Trustees for State 
Colleges and Universities approved 
the appointment. Owen succeeds Dr. 
Ray Baumgardner. 

Owen had served as an adjunct 
instructor and military counselor at 
the Leesville campus. Previously, 
he worked as superintendent of 
Vernon Parish schools for seven 
years. His educational career in- 
cludes tenure as an English teacher, 
guidance counselor, supervisor of in- 
struction and director of curriculum. 

"Creighton Owen was probably 
the best school superintendent I've 
ever known," Alost said. "Dr. 
Baumgardner did a great job, and I 
know Creighton will take us to new 
heights. I can't say enough lauda- 
tory things about him." 


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Ed Brazo, choreographer of the upcoming NSU 
demonstrates the dance steps of the musical. 

Theare production of A Chorus Line, 

Owen served in the U.S. Army. 
He has been a businessman in 
Leesville and a director of economic 
development for the City of Leesville. 

Accordingto Owen, the Leesville 
campus is likely to grow because of 
the addition of associate and bach- 
elor degree programs in nursing and 
a new computer lab. 

"I look forward to seeing our 
programs expand," Owen said. "We 
are adding new programs, and are 
looking to add programs that will be 
of benefit to the people of this area." 

Owen also said plans are under 
way to add a graduate program in 
education in the spring. Eventually, 
a program in educational technol- 
ogy may be added. 

Louisiana Beachsweep 
to begin Saturday 

Clean beaches, bayous, rivers 
and lakes will be the goal of thou- 
sands of volunteers Saturday as they 
participate in the 1994 Great Loui- 
siana Beachsweep and Inland Wa- 
terway Cleanup. 

As a result of the 1993 
Beachsweep and Inland Waterway 

Cleanup, 6,809 volunteers collected 
251,423 pounds of litter along 238 
miles of beaches and inland water- 
ways in the state. This year, the 
State Beachsweep chairman Gwen 
Emick is expecting participation to 
continue to grow. 

"For over a decade, we have 
been fortunate to have more and 
more people each year take an inter- 
est in preserving the beauty of our 
beaches and inland waterways by 
helping us collect and dispose of 
unsightly litter," Emick said. 
"Louisiana's coastline and water- 
ways provide us with abundant eco- 
nomic and recreational opportuni- 
ties. Our volunteers realize that un- 
less our litter problem is eradicated, 
the opportunities could be." 

Scholars' College re- 
ceives scholarship do- 

Freeport-McMoRan donated 
$3,000 to fund a scholarship at the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 

The scholarship will cover the 
cost of tuition and housing for a New 

Orleans-area minority student in 
the Scholars' College. 

"We thank Freeport-McMoRan 
for their generous donation which 
will help a student obtain a college 
education," Dr. Ray Wallace, direc- 
tor of Scholars' College, said. "This 
donation recognizes the quality edu- 
cation available at the Scholars' 
College, and shows the commitment 
a Louisiana corporation has to im- 
proving this state." 

Sabine Hall victim of 
bomb threat 

Students at Sabine Hall received 
a scare Wednesday night. At ap- 
proximately 11:15 p.m., an uniden- 
tified man called the front desk at 
Sabine and said a bomb was in the 

Philip Bordelon, a senior Biol- 
ogy major, was working at the front 
dest of Sabine when the call came. 
According to Bordelon the man said, 
"There has been a bomb placed on 
the first floor and it will go off in ten 
minutes" and then hung up. 

Bordelon has worked at the front 
desk for Sabine for the past two 

semesters and has never received a 
bomb threat before. 

Although, Bordelon said he 
didn't believe the man who called, 
the residential staff must still call 
the university police. 

"I have to call the police and the 
house director and then they handle 
it," Alicia Belgard, a senior psychol- 
ogy major, said. Belgard was the 
lead RA on duty at the time of the 

"We used the fixe alarm to evacu- 
ate the building and each RA made 
sure everyone was gone," she said. 

Belgard said the students were 
not told about the bomb threat so 
they would not panic. University 
police and the Natchitoches Fire 
Department found nothing and the 
girls returned to their rooms at 12:20 

Police said the case is still un- 
der investigation. 

Wal-Mart Supercenter 
opens tomorrow 

The long-awaited opening of the 
Wal-Mart Supercenter will take 
place at 8 a.m. tomorrow, according 
to Steve Bellino, the store's man- 

The 202,307 sq. ft. store is the 
second largest in the world, the larg- 
est being in Puerto Rico. 

The store will be open 24 hours 
and features a "mall" atmosphere 
with its extensive offering of mer- 
chandise and services. 

The most prominent addition 
part of the new store is the grocery 
section which has frozen and non- 
perishable food items. 

The Supercenter replaces an 
existing store which was built on La. 
Highway 1 South in 1977. Store offi- 
cials began the process of clearing 
merchandise from the old store about 
two months ago. 

Funeral services held 
for "Miss Clothilde" 

Clothilde Rains, a long-time 
cashier for ARA Food Service, died 
Saturday at 12 p.m. at Schumpert 
Medical Center in Shreveport. 

Services were held Monday at 
Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests that donations be made to 
the American Cancer Society. 

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dio located in Kyser Hall. Any where 
from 15 to 70 students from Schol- 
ars' College, Northwestern, the Loui- 
siana School for the Math, Science 
and the Arts, graduate students and 
faculty take the opportunity to learn 
about new cultures. 

"They're interesting," Maile 
Taylor, a Scholars' College sopho- 

more from Natchitoches, said. "It's 
nice that they're available, although 
some of them are weird." 

The NSU International 
Film series — sponsored by Schol- 
ars' College, the Department of Lan- 
guage and Communications and the 
Department of Telecommunications 
and Journalism — shows a different 

movie every Friday night. 

Interested students should ar- 
rive by 7 p.m. at Rm. 142, Studio A, 
in Kyser Hall. Movies usually end 
by 9 p.m. 

"It's something different than 
one you could find in the video stores 
in Natchitoches," said John Parker, 
a Northwestern senior from Lake 

Arthur, La. "It's nice that you can 
find something intellectually stimu- 
lating — they're windows to other 

"It's the only vague source of 
culture in Natchitoches," Ian 
Sutherland, a Scholars' College 
sophomore from New Orleans, said. 

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Delights, and Hiroshima, Ml 

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6:00 Beta Gamma Psl 

6:05 Delta Sigma Pi 
6:10 Phi Beta Lambda 

6:15 Society for the Advancement of Management 
6:20 Association for Children Under Six 
6:25 Council for Exceptional Children 
6:30 Horns Economics Education Association 
6:35 Kappa Delta Pi 
6:40 Kappa Omicron Nu 
6:45 La. Home Economics Association 
6:50 Phi Epsilon Kappa 
6:55 Association of Student Artists 
7:00 BACCHUS/S.P.A.D.A. 
7:05 Black Student Association 
7:10 Circle K International 
7:15 College Democrats 
7:20 College Libertarians 
7:25 Council of Ye Revels 
7:30 Flight Team 

Tuesday. October 11 

7:35 Gavel Club 
7:40 Images 

7:45 Inspirational Mass Choir 

7:50 Non-Traditional Student Organization 

7:55 Student Academic Council 

8:00 Student Action League 

8:05 Student Alumni Foundation 

8:10 Students for Choice 

8:15 Student Life Enrichment Committee 

8:20 Student Personnel Association 

8:25 Toastmasters Club 

8:30 Student Activities Board 

8:35 Student Government Association 

8:40 Alpha Lambda Delta 

8:45 Blue Key 

8:50 National Order of Omega 

8:55 Phi Eta Sigma 

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5:00 Phi Kappa Phi 

5:05 Purple Jackets 

5:10 Alpha Kappa Delta 

5:15 Der Deutsche Klub 

5:20 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

5:25 Le Cercle Francais 

5:30 Los Amigos 

5:35 Phi Alpha Theta 

5:40 Pre-Law Society 

5:45 Psl Chi 

5:50 Psychology Club 

5:55 PRSSA 

6:00 Sigma Tau Delta 

6:05 Social Work Club 

6:10 Society of Professional Journalists 

6:15 Argus 

6:20 Association of the U.S. Army 

6:25 Black Knights Drill Team 

6:30 Rifle Team 

6:35 Swamp Demons 

6:40 Sigma Theta Tau 

6:45 Kappa Kappa Psl 

6:50 Music Educators National Conference 

6:55 Phi Boota Roota 

7:00 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

7:05 Sigma Alpha lota 

7:10 Student Theater Union 

7:15 Tau Beta Sigma 

7:20 Bowling Team 

7:25 Windsurfing and Sailing Club 

7:30 Baptist Student Union 

7:35 Catholic Student Organization 

7:40 Chi Alpha 

7:45 Church of Christ Student Devotional 

7:50 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

7:55 Fellowship of Christian Students 

8:00 Latter-Day Saints Association 

8:05 Wesley Westminister Foundation 

8:10 Pentecostal Student Fellowship International 

8:15 Uniting Ministries in Higher Education 

8:20 Alpha Eta Rho 

8:25 American Chemical Society 

8:30 Animal Health Technicians Association 

8:35 Anthropological Society 

8:40 Beta Beta Beta 

8:45 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8:50 Geological Society 

8:55 Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers 

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5:25 Greek Council 
5:30 Interfraternity Council 
5:35 Pan-Hellenic Council 
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Career/G raduate day could be beneficial in job search 





Leslie Hennigan 
The Current Sauce 

The Department of Counseling 
Vnd Career Services and the Office 
bf Cooperative Education are work- 
ing very hard on preparations for 
Iheir 1994-95 Career/Graduate Day. 

Beginning on Sept. 14, counse- 
lors will offer a week-long program 
tn which they will help students 
bake decisions, find potential jobs 
ind develop a career. The program 
ilso focuses on preparing graduat- 
ing seniors for life outside of college. 
I. Frances Conine, director of 

Counseling andCareer Services, en- 
courages all students, alumni and 
faculty to participate in the activi- 

"We will give helpful hints," 
Conine said. 

According to Conine, Career/ 
Graduate Day focuses itself mainly 
on science and business. The pro- 
gram spans almost the entire North- 
western curriculum, which will give 
students of almost any major an 
opportunity to come. 

The sessions during the week 
will provide lectures on topics such 
as selecting a major, learning to in- 

terview, preparing the right resume, 
preparing for graduate school and 
job-seeking strategies. 

It is also important for fresh- 
men and sophomores to participate 
in the activities because, after speak- 
ing with company representatives, 
students can learn about different 
positions and careers open within a 
specific curriculum, according to 
Jennifer Maggio, a counselor for the 
department. "For you juniors and 
seniors, it's [attendance] for your 
typical reasons," Maggio said. 
"They're beginning to get into the 
job market. And the more connec- 

tions they have the better they are 
going to be." 

According to Co-Op Director 
Margaret Kilcoyne, the workshop 
for selecting a major involves small 
group discussions with individual 
counselors. Techniques and ways of 
choosing a major are explained. 
Undecided freshmen usually make 
up the majority of these groups. 

In learning to interview, coun- 
selors cover areas such as the impor- 
tance of first impressions, attitude 
and proper attire. They also empha- 
size punctuality and courtesy. 

For the preparation of a great 

resume, students will be shown the 
different parts of the resume and 
how they are supposed to be filled 

Those who are preparing for 
graduate school will be given op- 
tions as to where to go after they 
leave Northwestern to continue their 

Job-seeking strategies are ex- 
amined to review how to help stu- 
dents find different contacts and 
possible employers. Counselors will 
discuss how to find the right type of 

Representatives from over 35 

businesses, ranging from large cor- 
porations to small, privately-owned 
establishments, will show students 
a little bit about how they operate 
and what they have to offer. Some of 
the businesses attending will be LSU 
Medical Center, Met Life, Premier 
Bank and Modern Woodmen of 

Maggio said most of the partici- 
pating businesses are companies 
which have previously been pleased 
with the students and the exposure. 

If possible, students who are 
attending should wear a suit or pro- 
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Northwestern's most familiar symbol is not the 
mon, and its not the flaming "N," but it 's the three tall 
ccoed columns that stand regally in the field in from 
Russell Hall. No student has ever passed through 
irthwestern without knowing these columns both as 
hysical part of the campus and as a symbol of the 

But these columns were not erected as a symbol of 
rthwestern; they are all that remains of an impres- 
e Greek revival mansion, the Bullard Mansion, built 
that very spot in 1832. 

Charles Adam Bullard and his wife Julia built the 
ttnsion facing the Red River floodplain and what is 
w Chaplin's Lake. In her book, Northwestern State 
iversity of Louisiana: 1884-1984, Dr. Marietta M. 
Breton describes the mansion: "A live oak avenue led 
in the river up to the two and one-half story home, 
ur massive round stuccoed columns rose twenty-six 
it from their four-foot bases to support the east gable, 
er the elaborate paneled doorway nestled a little 
cony. The interior of the mansion was spacious but of 
imple layout. A 12-foot hall extended from the front 
'rway through the building to a spiral stairway lead- 
g to the second floor and attic. On the ground floor 
ere were four rooms including two parlors, one on 
ch side of the hall, for entertaining visitors. A small 
ivate chapel for family use was located behind the 
nth parlor. 

The other rooms of the first floor as well as those of 
|e second were used for living quarters. The second 
fry rooms were designed much like those of the first 
>ry while the third story or attic consisted of one 
taense rectangular room where the Bullard family 
"1 parties, dances and church affairs." 
The Bullard Mansion and the surrounding prop- 
changed owners several times during the next few 
fcrs. In 1850, the property, which included the man- 
'n, other improvements and 45 acres, was purchased 
Father (and later Bishop) Auguste Martin. In 1856, 
8 hop Martin sold (or ceded) the property to the Sisters 
the Sacred Heart for their convent and school. 
The Sisters of the Sacred Heart had been in 

The three columns (once four) once 
were the front porch support for the 
Bullard mansion that stood next to 
Caldwell Hall (right). During the Civil 
War, the mansion was searched by 
Union troops (top). When Caldwell 
Hall was destroyed by fire in 1982, 
firemen fought to save the columns 
from destruction also. 

Natchitoches since 1847. They had come here at the 
request of the Bishop and other Natchitoches citizens 
who were concerned that there was no Catholic school in 

the area. Their 
school began 
that year with 
six pupils. It 
was the first 
school in 
North Louisi- 

In 1857, 
the convent 
and the school 
moved to what 
was known as 
the Bullard 
Within a year, 
another im- 
pressive build- 
ing — larger 
even than the 
Bullard Man- 
s i o n — was 
built next 
door. This 

The Columns 
by Sybil Moore 

The stately columns on the I till 
In brooding moonlight gleam like pearl; 
In winter they are chaste and still. 
In summer round them vines unfurl. 

In times of old, I've heard it said. 
These columns graced a home so fair. 
And, later, sacred duty had 
to beautify a convent there. 
Their tryst they kept, e'en as the turns, 
And Time, their father, them rewards, 

For still not one its duty shuns, 
But oft some smiling thought records. 
And man, by vines for beauty trained, 
Has helpful fulfill the columns; choice 
Of giving forth whate'er they've gained 
And whispering, through the leaves, their voice. 
The columns stand upon the I lill 
A group of four, where birdies nest; 
In winter they are chaste and still; 
But wake in spring, in hy rest. 

building later became known as the Convent Building. 
All of these building faced eastward toward Chaplin's 
Lake, which at that time was the main channel of the 
Red River. 

In 1864, during the Union invasion up the Red 
River, Yankee soldiers occupied Natchitoches for a 
while and during that time conducted a search of the 
convent, looking for ammunition and Rebel soldiers. 
They found none, but they did excite the female stu- 
dents at the Academy. 

The school had survived yellow fever, droughts, and 
Yankees, but it could not survive Reconstruction. It 
closed in 1875 — never to reopen. In 1876, the Sisters 
boarded a steamboat at Grand Ecore and said goodbye 
to Natchitoches. 

The building and grounds were deserted until 1884 
when the site was selected for a new State Normal 
School. Normal Schools were a hot item in education in 
the late 1800s. They were popping up all over the United 
States to train students as teachers. 

The first president of the Natchitoches Normal 
School was Dr. Edward Sheib. Dr. Sheib had attended 
Loyola in Baltimore and graduated from Georgetown 
University. He later studied in Europe and received his 
Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig. During his time in 
Europe, he studied and wrote papers on the function of 
the normal school. He was a natural choice to come to 

The students who attended the Normal School were 
called Normalites. They used the Mansion as a dormi- 
tory and infirmary, and they began calling the building 
the Matron's Building. In 1897 the building was remod- 
eled and the girls were given "the handsomest and most 
sanitary beds," each of which included "the best Louisi- 
ana moss mattress." 

In 1888 there was an interesting incident in which 
two Normal School female students were dismissed 
from the school for improper conduct. They had sent off 
for a pamphlet they had seen advertised in the newspa- 
per. The pamplet was about painless and safe child- 
birth. (Apparently, Northwestern girls have always 
been wild.) 

The Normal School continued to grow. Enrollment 
climbed and fine new buildings were added to the 

Then in 1913, the Bullard Mansion aka Matron's 
Building aka Donaho Building was torn down. It had 
not been kept up and had been condemned by the fire 
marshal. When the building was destroyed, those four 
grand stuccoed columns were left standing. 

For a while, they were covered with English ivy 
brought here from Mt. Vernon. In 1937, one of the 
columns had to be removed because it was in danger of 
falling. The other three were later strengthened. 

And they they stand still, a sym bol of Northwestern 
and its history of excellence. 

Hew Faces' opens fourth year of Loft productions 

Amy Wisdom 
The Current Sauce 

New theater students will showcase 
'eir talents in the fourth annual Loft 

Production of New Faces at 7:30 tonight in 
Theater West of the Performing Arts Cen- 

Admission is free to everyone. 
According to Dr. Jack Wann, theater 
director, New Faces is a collaboration fea- 

and trans- 
fer stu- 
dents are 
the fea- 
tured cast 
of the new 

tion 'New 
The play 
opens the 
Loft the- 
ater se- 
ries for 
1 994-95. 

turing the singing, dancing, acting, de- 
signing and lighting talents of freshman 
and transfer theater students. 

"The beautiful thing about theater is 
that every kind of talent can be used," 
Wann said. "This gets the new students in 
front of their peers and the public and 
allows them to showcase their individual 
strengths, while getting used to working 

Jenny Kendrick, a freshman from 
Natchitoches, has been in several of 
Northwestern's summer productions, but 
said New Faces has allowed her to get to 
know the other new students and have 
fun with the production. "We have [up to] 
four minutes to show our strengths, and 
we have had a good time putting it to- 

Wann looks forward to a successful 
year with the students. "The students we 
have now are all talented," he said. "Some- 
times a handful of students will shine and 
get all the publicity, but that is not the 
case here. We really have many different 
talented students." 

Greg Horton, a sophomore transfer 
student from Arkansas State University, 
agreed. "There is a lot of talent here in 

Wann said the theater department 

should have no problem delivering good 
shows such as the public has come to 
expect. "Not only do they expect us to be 
good, but they want us to be good," he said. 
"I think we have a great relationship with 
the campus. It keeps us pushing our selves." 

The Loft Productions are the 
department's "off Broadway ," according to 
Wann. They emphasize the work of the 
cast and crew, rather than props and 
costume. "It is a much lower budget than 
our big productions," Wann said. 

Kendrick described the Loft Produc- 
tions as "more casual and experimental 

One loft production is scheduled each 
month of the semester. Normally, produc- 
tions are held in the Loft of the Performing 
Arts Center, but with the audience ex- 
pected for this show, Theater West pro- 
vides more seating. 

The attendance for theater produc- 
tions is usually maximum, and Wann ex- 
pects the same tonight. "We appreciate 
the audiences. They give us good support, 
and I think we deliver a good product to 

Wann added that he expects the seats 
in Theater West to fill quickly for the one- 
time performance of New Faces. 

Holiday History 

Yom Kippur 

Heather Cooley 
The Current Sauce 

Yom Kippur, a day of solemn peni- 
tence, is this Thursday. This holiday is the 
last of the 10 days of repentance which 
began opened the Jewish Calendar year. 

Jews are forbidden to eat, drink, wash, 
wear leather or have sexual relations on 
Yom Kippur. 

The eve of Yom Kippur is considered 
a semi-festival on which rituals are per- 
formed in preparation for the holy day. 
Some Jews visit ritual baths to purify 
themselves. It is traditional to ask for- 
giveness of those to whom injustice may 
have been done and to free oneself of 
unwise commitments before an ad hoc 
tribunal of three. 

Rosh Hashanah is the day on which 
one's fate is determined for the coming 
year, but on Yom Kippur one's fate is said 
to be sealed, and Ne'ila, the closing prayer, 
ends that process. 




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Recipe for Health 

Unrealistic expectations breed eating disorder 


Rebecca Bade 

Guest Column 

As Miss Northwestern Uidy oftlie Bracelet, Rebecca Bacle has 
' made it her responsibility to enlighten the community on the dangers 
~bf eating disorders. Bacle stresses that nutrition and exercise are 
'important health careconce. ns which should not be overlooked. She 
'has written this personal story to inform young women and men 
'aboit ' he seriousness of this topic. 

No one is perfect. However, in our society we are each expected to be just 
that — perfect. 

Today, women are often pushed, particularly by the media, to measure 
" p to standards of beauty that are near impossible for the majority of women 
to reach and maintain. Thus, many women resort to unhealthy means in 
order to keep their bodies thin, which can lead to the onset of dangerous 
"diseases such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. 

\n estimated one out of four college women is affected by an eating 
Iioth anorexia nervosa and bulimia can cause serious health care 
us: heart failure, liver and kidney dysfunction, tooth decay and 
let i to name a few. Still, these diseases are often overlooked or they are 
1 liets or simple acts of vanity. 
Do not be misled. Both anorexia and bulimia can be fatal. They are 
■i us illnesses that deserve serious attention. And sadly, many times the 
: health care problems associated with anorexia and bulimia could have been 
avoided if friends and family would have known the warning signs. 

Women who show obsessive behavior regarding food and exercise are 
;very likely to become nnorexic or bulimic. Women (and men) who are often 
I tired and have no energy, have dark circles under the eyes, unhealthy hair 
;and nails, pale complexion, lose weight rapidly or in spurts are also very 
; likely to be suffering from anorexia or bulimia. 

If you, a friend or family member show any of these signs, do not 
■ hesitate to get help. Tell someone — anyone. A nurse in the infirmary or a 
: doctor c»n refer individuals to eating disorder specialists and psychiatrists 
who can help. Support groups are also available for victims of anorexia or 
j Dulimia through the counseling services of Northwestern. They can also 
refer patients to national and local support/therapy groups. 

Anorexia and bulimia are serious diseases with a simple solution — 
lorevention. Do not wait until it's too late. 

Bi'de hus used research materials from the Center for Disease 
Irol todevelop her"Win with Wellness" program. Organizations 
'interested in the program can leave a message in the SAB office, Rm. 
XZ14 of the Student Union. 



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Issues of health should be left to individual N 

There has been a recent move- 
ment in this country to take away 
individual freedoms in the name of 
health and fairness. The main issue 
that comes to mind is the attack on 
smokers. These people have been 
portrayed as though they were drug 
abusers. The tobacco industry has 
been treated as though it was the 
devil on earth. 

This is ridiculous. Just because 
a few people feel that smoking is 
wrong does not mean that it should 
be banned. Everyone who' smokes 
knows what can happen if they con- 
tinue, the evidence being that it is 
unhealthy is overwhelming. But, so 
is eating a lot of butter, and you do 
not see the government of the United 
States starting a ban on butter. 

The only answer that I can come 
up with is that this makes some 
people feel good about themselves. 

Brad Thibodaux 

The Daux Chronicles 

They feel that they are better people 
because they are taking a way a "dan- 
gerous" toy from an irresponsible 

This country already tried to 
ban alcohol and we know how well 
that idea turned out. Is tobacco go- 
ing to be the next prohibition? 

You hear and read about how 
evil the tobacco industry is and how 

they should be forced out of busi- 
ness. Don't these people realize what 
they're saying? If the tobacco indus- 
try closed down then thousands of 
people would lose their jobs: from 
the people who work in the factories, 
to those who farm the tobacco plant. 
All of these would be put out of busi- 
ness and everyone employed by these 
people would be let go. This should 

be considered before anyone even 
mentions putting the tobacco indus- 
try out of business. 

Laws against smokers have al- 
ready been passed throughout the 
country, some going so far as to pro- 
hibit people from smoking on public 
streets. These laws have been chal- 
lenged, but to no avail. I thought in 
America things like this could not 
happen. These types of suppressive 
laws were only passed in Commu- 
nist countries where people were 
slaves to the ruling government. 

If the people of the United States 
don't stand up and fight for their 
individual liberties then we are des- 
tined down a path of socialism where 
government controls every facet of 
life. It can happen, the next thing 
our government will try to do is take 
away our right to bear arms. It's 
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"Hey! It ain't the '60s you know, 
it's the '90s!" 

So I'm told whenever I espouse 
some typically liberal commie view- 
point like the concept that people of 
various races ought to be treated the 
same. Or that women are equal to 
men and should be treated as such. 
Or that throwing trash on the ground 
is bad for the environment. 

"Commie freak!" they hiss. 
"Nutcase, fruitcake. Activist!" 

It isn't that people don't know 
about these things — I haven't met 
many people at Northwestern who 
honestly believe in white supremacy, 
and even the most sexist are usually 
willing to admit that the days of 
housewives are over. Most students 
are truly aware of the environment's 
problems; our campus seems cleaner 
these days, too, although it might 
just be in contrast to the mess next 
to Kyser. 

Some other beliefs are a little 
more outre. The issue of gay rights 
(like the right of homosexuals not to 
have their brains beaten out by 
drunken idiots, for instance) strikes 
a chord of fear in the average citizen's 
heart. Reproductive rights worry 
people, too; a lot of people don't real- 
ize that part of that issue is the 
desire to protect women's rights to 
HAVE babies, which in some parts 
of the world is threatened. Others 
think that AIDS education is just 
another way to tell unmarried people 
that sex is okay. 

Today, it just seems as if a mil- 
lion causes, some worthy, others not, 
are screaming at us. Crime has 
reached new levels and everyone 
has a different solution (More guns! 
Less guns! More parents! Less chil- 
dren! More cops! Less politicians!). 
It's enough to make a reasonably 
intelligent college student want to 
just bury herself in homework rather 

Madelyn Boudreaux 

Banana Notes 

than get involved. 

With all these issues and all the 
different ministers of propaganda 
demanding our attention, who 
knows what to do, what to believe. 
Between the newspaper articles that 
declare that the so-called X-Genera- 
tion is just a generation of TV-fed 
losers and the chant of an older 
generation of activists that insist 
that we wouldn't know a cause if it 
came up and bit us, it seems like the 
college crowd can't win for losing. 

On our own campus, the oppor- 
tunities for activism are severely 
limited. Last spring, while visiting 
a university in the Midwest, I was 
amazed to find an entire coalition of 
activist groups. 

This university, which is simi- 
lar in size the Northwestern, and 
whose students chronically com- 
plained about apathy, had numer- 
ous organizations spanning the po- 
litical terrain. The student govern- 
ment association included commis- 
sions for women's issues , and boasted 
over 50 members. On returning to 
Natchitoches, I was depressed to 
remember that politics here is about 
who gets to pledge which fraternity 
and what nightclub is open to which 

Still, an environment is what 
it's inhabitants make it. If opportu- 
nities are limited here, at least they 
are existent. Because so many people 
are apathetic here at Northwestern, 

those who want to take a stand don't 
have too much competition. 

I wish that the strongest organi- 
zations would take stands to help 
out. Campus organizations here are 
too inward — rather than trying to 
work to change the area, they spend 
most of their energy in endless ses- 
sions, meeting the needs of their 
members but never reaching out- 
ward to carry their messages to, or 
help, others. The Baptist Student 
Association, which must be one of 
the largest groups here, could use its 
great influence to make a real differ- 
ence here in Natchitoches. How 
about a coat-drive to benefit needy 
children, or a food-drive for Thanks- 
giving? Two years ago, they helped 
set up a church in LaPlace, but their 
presence here is limited to study 
time for their own members. 

We don't hear enough from the 
Black Student Association and the 
campus chapter of the NAACP. Like- 
wise, the Native American Student 
Association could help educate stu- 
dents about the abuses of Native 
American lands (such as the spray- 
ing of pesticides that nearly killed 27 
dancers at a Sun Dance in Idaho this 
summer) or the triumphs of tribes to 
gain control over their economics. 

Surely the arts organizations 
on campus have a stake in the pro- 
tection of the First Amendment! Art 
and literature has always been as 
much about beauty as it has been 

about politics, but at NSU there is 
nary a peep about the freedom of 
speech, at least until someone feels 
his or hers has been threatened. 
Don't .the members of the Forestry/ 
Wildlife Conservation Club have 
something to say about the environr 
ment or the litter left in Kisatchie by 
summer swimmers? 

Even the College Republicans, 
are quiet. The College Democrats 
disappeared years ago. That briefly 
triumphant Student Action League 
that brought us the Freedom Rally 
during the last gubernatorial race is | 
gone as well, and nothing seems Uf 
have risen to take its place. 

And why is the ROTC so quiet? 1 
The military exist to protect the citi- 1 
zens, of course. However, the citi" 
zens have duties, too, such as the 
duty to vote. ROTC could do a grerf 
service by helping with a voter reg- 
istration drive. In fact, any organi- 
zation that cares about the state of 
the nation could do something like , 

And for those who want to ge' ' 
involved in general student politics, 
the class elections for the Student i 
Government Association are coming , 

Miss Lady of the Bracelet 
Rebecca Bacle, is one of the few stu- j 
dents on campus to take a stand' | 
Bacle is using her title and influence 
to educate people about the dangers 
of eating disorders, especially among 
young women. We should applaud 1 
her for taking a stand and trying to 1 
make an important issue known. 

The field is wide open for peopl e | 
and groups that want to make ' i 
difference. The hard part is figuring 
out what you believe and then get' 
ting out there and making some' 
thing happen. Don't just sit there' 
Get active! 

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It is inevitable that our custom- 
ary diet goes out the window during 
holiday travel. It isn't so much that 
we become irresponsible in our 
choices of foods. There simply is an 
overwhelming desire to sample as 
much of the local specialties as pos- 
sible in the short amount of time 

A case in point — my Labor Day 
weekend at the 42nd Cherokee Na- 
tional Holiday in Tahlequah, Okla. 
The drive through this area is far 
from boring due to the huge rolling 
hills, the Illinois river, and lakes 

Eufala and Tenkiller. Once in 
Tahlequah, the Cherokee 
handcrafted art displays are espe- 
cially worth the trip — beautiful 
dream catchers and wildly exotic 
painted shirts, scarfs and rugs. 

Around noon I was drawn to a 
particular tent by the aroma of In- 
dian tacos. These are somewhat like 
the Mexican taco salad, except they 
use fry bread (made with flour, soda 
and water) instead of the taco shell. 
They also prepare the Indian taco 
with very little salt. 

Afterwards, I found a quaint 

American Chemical Society 

Anyone interested in science, 
such as chemistry, physics or as- 
tronomy is invited to a meeting at 5 
p.m. Thursday in Rm. 113 Fournet 
Hall. If you have any questions, 
please call Kelly at 357-5747 or Dr. 
Marsh at 357-5232. 

Purple Jackets 

The Purple Jackets will meet at 
7:30 a.m. Thursday in Rm. 321 of the 
Student Union. Remember, old mem- 
bers, to bring $10 for dues. 

Pelta Sigma Theta 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
will have formal rush at 7 p.m. Sept. 
19. The rush will be held at the 
Alumni house located across the 
street from the Wesley Foundation. 
Questions are directed to Shenika 
Baisley at 352-8897 or Collette Green 
at 356-9251. 

Greek Study Hall 

Greek Study Hall is available 
for all members of the Northwestern 
Greek cunity. All study hall sessions 
Will be held in Rm. 221 of the Stu- 
ent Union. Study Hall for the fall 

semester will follow the outlined 
schedule: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon- 
day; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday; 2 
p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 
11 a.m., Thursday and 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m. Friday. 

Pan-Hellenic Council 

The Northwestern Pan-Hellenic 
Council will meet at 4 p.m. Wednes- 
day in Rm. 22 1 of the Student Union. 
All National Pan-Hellenic Council 
organizations should have one del- 
egate in attendance for the planning 
meeting. Officer elections will be 

Panhellenic Association 

The Panhellenic Association will 
meet at 3:30 p.m. today in Rm. 221 of 
the Student Union. All delegates 
should plan to attend this meeting. 
Applications for the Lucile M. 
Hendricks Panhellenic Scholarship 
are available from Panhellenic del- 
egates. The deadline for scholarship 
applications is Oct. 30. 

Greek Council 

The first meeting of the Greek 
Council will be at 5 p.m. Thursday in 

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Bridgette Morvant 

In My Opinion 

When my brother and I spent 
the night at my grandmother's house 
8 he used to get up at 5 a.m. to bake 
l°ur favorite breakfast — little cin- 
namon doughnuts. 

I loved to hear my grandmother 


stories about her childhood — 
living details about the merchan- 
•hse in her father's general store or 
the one-room school house where 
8 he attended elementary school. I 
know several stories almost by heart. 

Perhaps I would not have be- 
•^rne an journalism major if my 
grandmother had not been and En- 
glish teacher (she constantly cor- 
seted my grammar). 

For those of us fortunate enough 
to remember our grandparents, this 
^lumn will probably conjure up 
happy childhood memories of very 
dear loved ones. Now that we are 
college students, we're often too busy 
^th studies and social obligations 
to even call our parents much less 
grandma and grandpa. But, with 
' grandparents' Day having been just 
I ^tinday it's not too late to send a 
i plated card or letter. Just think 
| h °w happy they'll be to hear about 
, y °urlast chemistry test or the size of 
I ^° Ur new dorm room (grandparents 
^ 9r e wonderful sympathy-givers). 
I am blessed with three grand- 
j^rents living and memories of my 
' ate grandfather. The grandmother 

to whom I referred now lives with 
my parents and I can see her when- 
ever I visit home. Unfortunately, as 
much as I want to reminisce about 
the past with her, the ravages of 
Alzheimer's disease prevents me 
from doing so. 

My grandmother is still a won- 
derful, sweet person whom I love 
very much. Still, she is not the same 
woman who babysat me after school 
and fed me too many sweets. Now 
that I'm older, I regret not having 
taken advantage of the good times 
we had together. There are so many 
more stories and so much informa- 
tion about my ancestors which will 
be forever lost from her memory — 
and ours. Of course, I also have two 
wonderful grandparents who, al- 
though they don't see me often, faith- 
fully keep in touch through cards 
and letters. I love receiving mail 
from them — we all know how lonely 
an empty mailbox can be. 

The point to be made here is not 
a sad one. With the recent holiday, 
let's take this time to reflect upon a 
wonderful family treasure — our 
grandparents. It's never to late to 
pick up the phone or drop a line. Who 
knows, maybe they'll mail back a 
care package with cinnamon dough- 

Barbara McHenry 


little cookbook, Cherokee Cooklore, 
by Mary Ulmer and Samuel E. Beck. 
The recipes have been handed down 
from Aggie Lossiah, granddaughter 
of Chief John Ross from Cherokee, 

N.C. (Principal Chief of the Chero- 
kee Nation at the time of the Re- 
moval — 1830s). In this booklet is a 
recipe for bean bread (Tsu-Ya-Ga 
Du) along with variants of the recipe 

for chestnut bread (Di-S-Qua-Ni) and 
sweet potato bread (Oo-Ga-Na-S-Ti). 

There are two more versions of 
the bean bread recip'e after explain- 
ing the old step-by-step corn flour 
grinding days: "After advent of grist 
mills" which says "Sieve the meal, 
add wood ashes lye to the meal until 
it begins to turn a little yellow . . . ." 
The modern version (that I can now 
appreciate considerably) merely says 
to "Use any kind of cornmeal, add 
cooked beans, baking soda and salt." 
How spoiled we are in the 20th Cen- 

The thing is, because of a week- 
end vacation learning about another 
culture, a regular cornbread recipe 
can now be modified with extra nu- 
trition — protein. 

In the past we have been leery 
of eating corn products because of 
the calories; yet, we now find that 
the ability of this fiber to carry bad 
fat out of the body outweighs the 
importance of counting the calories. 
This current bit of information might 
be a "big deal" to us; however, corn 
flour has long been a staple of the 
Native American Indians. 

CampiISC onnection 

Rm. 221 of the Student Union. All 
presidents of social Greek-letter or- 
ganizations are required to attend 
this meeting. For more information 
contact the Office of Student Activi- 
ties at 6511. 

Order of Omega 

Initiation for the newly elected 
members of the National Order of 
Omega will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the 
President's Room of the Student 
Union. All members are required to 
attend the event. The next meeting 
of the Order of Omega will be 7:15 
a.m. Sept. 20 in Rm. 221 of the Stu- 
dent Union. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The Eta Chi Chapter of Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. announc- 
es three events for the fall 1994 
semester. First will be the Rhapsody 
in Pink: Girl Talk 2 at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 
in the Faculty Lounge of the Stu- 
dent Union. All ladies are encour-r 
aged to attend to discuss social is- 
sues of concern to women. Second 
will be the fall 1994 Rush at 8 p.m. 
Oct. 11 in the President's Room of 
the Student Union. More informa- 

tion will be posted. Finally, the sec- 
ond annual Homecoming Step Off 
Greek Show will be 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in 
the Intramural Building. Ticket 
prices will be announced. 

Blue Key 

Blue Key will meet at 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday in Rm. 321 of the Student 
Union. Members are reminded of 
our attendance policy, so please be 
present. Also all blotter information 
should be turned in at this meeting. 
Group pictures are coming up soon 
so be looking for the schedule. Call 
Clay at 352-8827 if you have any 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigmas have a busy week, so 
make sure to support the chapter. 
Tuesday members will have football 
practice at 5:30. On Wednesday come 
swim or cheer at the IM Swim Meet 
at 3:30. On Thursday support the 
sorority at the IM Football Jambo- 
ree. Don't forget study hall hours 
this week. 

Kappa Sigma 

Big Brother-Lil Brother is 

Wednesday. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the 
house. Ladies get ready because 
Luau starts Friday. If you need an 
invitation, please contact Brent Weir 
at 352-0292. Bid Night shirts are in, 
so if you need one come by the Sig 
house or call Brent Weir. Study hall 
will be held for actives and pledges 
at the library. For more information 
call Clay Gardner at 352-8827 or 
call the library. 

NSU International Film Series 
The NSU International Film 
Series presents Shohei Imamura's 
classic Black Rain at 7 p.m. Friday 
in Rm. 142, Studio A, Kyser Hall. A 
Cannes Film Festival winner and 
recipient of five Japanese academy 
awards including Best Picture, Black 
Rain chronicles the lives of survi- 
vors after Hiroshima. The Interna- 
tional Film Series is sponsored by 
the Scholars' College, The Depart- 
ment of Language and Communica- 
tions and the Department of Tele- 
communications and Journalism. 
Admission is free. 

Current Sauce 

We will not have a meeting this 

week. The staff will meet next 
Wednesday at 5 p.m. Handbooks 
and deadline issues will be discussed 
at this meeting, so it is mandatory 
that you attend. 

Who's Who 

Nominations for Who's Who 
from academic departments and 
chartered organizations are due by 
4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Nominations 
must be turned in to the director of 
student activities & organizations, 
Rm. 214 in the Student Union. 

Black Student Association 

The Black Student Association 

will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 
Cane River Room of the Student 
Union. New and old members are 
welcome. "To achieve we must be- 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Beta Lambda will meet at 
noon Wednesday in Rm. 102 of 
Morrison Hall. A guest speaker will 
attend. Students of any major who 
are interested in business and com- 
petition may join. 


Take your yearbook pictures right 
now in the Student Union! 

Where: The Faculty Lounge 
When: Any time! Drop in 
Monday through Friday between 

8 and 5 o'clock. 

Leave your mark and take it with 
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Wednesday, September 14, 1994 

Selecting a Major 10:00 a.m. 

Learn to Interview 1 1 :00 a.m 

Preparing the Right Resume 12:00 p.m. 

Preparing for Graduate School 1:00 p.m. 

Job Seeking Strategies 2:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 15, 1994 

Job Seeking Strategies 10:00 a.m. 

Preparing for Graduate School 1 1 :00 a.m. 

Learn to Interview 2:00 p.m. 

Selecting a Major 1:00 p.m. 

Preparing the Right Resume 2:00 p.m. 

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Career/Graduate Day 

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at 5pm in Rm. 305 Student Union 


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doubting the credentials of their 
current professors, students lodged 
their main complaint about not re- 
ceiving those Scholars' College in- 
structors for their core classes. 

According to the students at the 
forum, the teaching methods of 
Scholars' College versus the meth- 
ods of Northwestern instructors dif- 

fer. Traditional Scholars' College 
classes use a seminar format, and 
Northwestern faculty use a lecture 

The method of using Northwest- 
ern faculty for some Scholars' Col- 
lege classes has always been used, 
but according to Dr. Lisa Wolfe, as- 
sociate director of Louisiana Schol- 
ars' College, Scholars' College had 
scheduling conflicts for some classes, 

and time constraints made it neces- 
sary to obtain the services of "first 
rate Northwestern faculty" for the 
core classes. 

k Upperclassmen questioned if 
the need for freshman enrollment 
had superseded the strict selective 
process normally required for an in- 
coming class and asked if quality 
had been sacrificed for quantity. 
Scholars' College faculty an- 

swered that standards had not de- 
creased and that the incoming fresh- 
men are highly capable of success- 
fully completing the program. 

"My general feeling is that a lot 
of my questions were answered," 
Nathan Wood, a junior from Natchi- 
toches, said. "It was long and tire- 
some, but I'm glad the faculty an- 
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dispelled a lot of rumors." 


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Tuesday, September 13, 1994 

Demons wake from sleepwalk to best Delta State 15-12 

NSU scores first 
win of '94 season 

Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

After sleepwalking through the 
first half, Northwestern State came 
up with enough big plays Saturday 
in Turpin Stadium to escape with its 
first win of the season. 

The Demon defense came up 
with two crucial fourth-quarter plays 
to preserve Northwestern's 15-12 
non-conference victory over Delta 

Northwestern improved to 1-1 
on the season and opens Southland 
Conference play Saturday at 
Nicholls State. 

With the Demons clinging to a 
15-12 lead, Marlon Edwards and 
Steve Readeaux stopped Statesman 
running back Joe Hobson on fourth- 
and-goal from the one for a 3-yard 
loss with 4:10 left, and with :24 sec- 
onds to play, Tony Echols picked off 
DSU quarterback David Crowe at 
the Northwestern 39 yard-line to ice 
the game. 

"I saw the running back get the 
ball and I just started pursuing," 
said Edwards, who made the initial 
hit on Hobson on the goal line stand. 
"And I made the tackle with a little 
help from Readeaux." 

Goodwin was satisfied with his 
defense in the second half, but not in 
the first 30 minutes. 

"Defensively, in the second half 
we played outstanding," Goodwin 
said. "But in the first half we were a 
little lackadaisical. We did get the 
great goal line stand and had the big 

Delta State opened the scoring 
in the first period with a Jason 
Klimczak 20-yard field goal, and 
boosted the score to 6-0 early in the 
second period with Klimczak's 21- 
yard field goal. 

The second three-pointer came 
after DSU's Henry Johnson picked 
off a Brian Andrews' pass and re- 
turned the ball 47 yards to the De- 
mon 13. 

Terry Williams put the first 
points of the season on the board for 
Northwestern on its next posses- 
sion, going up the middle for 55-yard 
touchdown. The point after gave the 
Demons a 7-6 lead. 

With about three minutes left 
in the first half, Delta State's 
Johnson made his second big play of 

the game. 

He picked up a Danny Alexander 
fumble and sprinted 71 yards to 
score, giving the Statesmen a 12-7 
halftime edge. 

Grant Crowder recovered a DSU 
fumble in the third period to set up 
the Demon offense on the States- 
men 12 yardline. Six plays later, 
Clarence Matthews hit pay dirt from 
one yard away to give the Demons 
the lead. Matthews then scored on a 
two-point conversion to give the 
Demons a 15-12 lead. 

The Demon offense continued 
to make some mistakes, and 
Goodwin wasn't sure how much 
progress Northwestern's offense had 
made since its 20-0 loss in the sea- 
son opener. 

"Well look at the film and maybe 
see that we made big strides, but it 
didn't seem like it in the first half," 
Goodwin said. "We had a few good 
plays, but we were so inconsistent 
and had turnovers. Even in the sec- 
ond half we were hit and miss. It was 

hard to sustain something. You've 
got to be consistent." 

Williamson had a game-high 87 
yards rushing and a touchdown for 
the Demons, and Matthews added 
82 rushing and a touchdown. 

Brandon Emanuel replaced 
Andrews at quarterback in the sec- 
ond period, and finished the game 
hitting on four of eight passes for 36 
yards with two interceptions. 
Andrews was two for six with one 

Readeaux had nine tackles to 
lead the Demon defense, George 
Haynes added eight and Echols had 
seven tackles and an interception. 

Goodwin hopes to get starting 
quarterback Brad Laird and start- 
ing center John Dippel back for 
Saturday's game. 

"We had some real disappoint- 
ing penalties," Goodwin said. "I 
thought we really hurt ourselves and 
smart teams don't do things like 
that. Right now we've just got to be 
a smarter football team." 



Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

Marlon Edwards, who made a game-saving 
tackle at the goal line with four minutes left in 
Northwestern's 15-12 win over Delta State Satur- 
day, was named The Current Sauce's Player of the 

Edwards made the first hit on Statesmen run- 
ning back Joe Hobson and got help from Steve 
Readeaux to drive Hobson back for a 3-yard loss on 
fourth and goal from the one yardline with the 
Northwestern clinging to its 15-12 lead. 

"I was on a goal line plug," Edwards said of his 
assignment on the play. *Tt's not exactly a blitz but 

I have to fill the hole." 

For the game Edwards had two solo tackles, two 
assists and he batted down a pass. Two of his tackles 
were for losses. 

The sophomore from Bronx, N.Y., played in all 

II games as a freshman for the Demons. He had 38 
tackles and one interception that he returned 47 
yards for a touchdown. 

According to Edwards, Saturday's win should 
be a boost for the team. 

"We're about to head into conference play, and 
now the offense has a little boost," he said. "This is 
something to build on. We came together as a team." 

Player File 

Name: Marlon Edwards 
Age: 21 

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y. 
Major: Psychology 
Performance vs. Delta 
State: Four tackles, in- 
cluding game-saving 
tackle on the goal line 
and one blocked pass . 
1993 : 38 tackles and one 
interception returned 
for a touchdown. 

William Williber, running back for the Demons, attempts to recover the fumble during Saturday's win over Delta State. 

Quick Facts On 
Nicholls State 


Thibodaux, La. 








Red and Gray 

Famous Alumni: 

Mark Carrier 


Southland Conference 

Rick Rhoades 

Career Record: 


1993 Record: 


Last Meeting: 

1993 at Northwestern 

— Northwestern won 35-21 

Next Game: 

October 1, at Samford 

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Nicholls: Though the mascot 
is Colonels, the school is named 
for General Francis T. Nicholls, 
former La. governor. 

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There they were — Dan Patrick 
and Keith Olbermann of ESPN open- 
ing another Sportscenter with a story 
of the baseball labor negotiations. 
Both sides had stormed out of the 
day's session and vowed not to re- 
turn again until the other had backed 
down. It had been yet another use- 
less day in an increasingly doomed 
baseball season. 

Baseball. America's national 
pastime. The sport every kid grows 
up with. It has survived two world 
wars, the Black Sox scandal of 1919 
and the racial barrier. 

So why can't this game pull it- 
self together? 

I flipped through the channels 
of the television with a dissatisfied 
grunt. I had enough of this baseball 
soap opera. Players making ungodly 
amounts of money and striking 
against those that pay them. It just 
doesn't make sense. . . 

I awoke the next day sitting at 
the end of a long conference table in 
a dimly lit room. To my right was 
Donald Fehr, union chief of the Base- 
ball Players Association, and to my 
left was owners' negotiator Dick 

"Nice tie, Ravitch," Fehr said 
with a mocking grin. 

"Don't tempt me, you little 
leech," Ravitch shot back. "At least I 
know a bargain when I see one — 
something you seem to have a prob- 
lem with." 

Fehr stuck a bony finger in the 
older man's face. "Would you like it 

if I stuck that tie up your — " 

"Hey!" I suddenly blurted out. 
"What's going on here?" 

Fehr raised an eyebrow. "Sir?" 

Why was he calling me sir? 

"What's going on? What am I 
doing here?" 

"What are you doing here?" Fehr 
said with an amused grin. "You're 
our special mediator, sir. Are you 
feeling okay?" 

"Mediator?" I said, confusingly 

"Yes," Ravitch answered. 
"You're supposed to help us save the 
baseball season — something Won- 
der Boy over 

there can't seem to agree with." 

"Shut up, you old fuzzball!" Fehr 
"Dragon Child!" 
Ravitch shot back. 


"Mama's Boy!" 

"Cigar Face!" 

"Hold it!" I screamed. "Is this 
what you call negotiating, gentle- 

Both men glanced at each other, 
eyes glowing red with fury. "Wonder 
Boy" sat down slowly as 
"Scumbreath" angrily poured him- 
self a cup of coffee. 

"Is this how you guys have been 
talking to each other the past 
month?" I asked. "Is this how you 
think baseball is going to solve its 

"Mr. Weaver, I'm truly sorry," 
Ravitch said. "It's just that Mr. Fehr 
doesn't understand the gravity of 

David Weaver 

this situation. We are trying to save 
the future of the game." 

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shot back, 
shaking his 
head. "What 
future are 
you talking 
about? A fu- 
ture of own- 
ers making 
billions of 
dollars at 
the expense 


of their workers?" 

"Expense?," Ravitch asked. 
"We're paying over a million dollars 
average salary to those 'workers'! 
That's what got us into this mess!" 

"You're the only mess I see, 

"Shut up!" 

"You shut up!" 

"I told you first!" 

"I wasn't listening to you!" 

"That's it!" I slammed my fist to 
the table. This kind of stuff never 
made it to the sportscasts. It was 
becoming very clear that neither of 
these men was a true baseball fan, 
and perhaps that was the root of the 
entire problem. "You two are the 
most ridiculous — !" 

There was a loud knock on the 
door. Slowly it swung open and a 

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suit walked in. . .he looked like. 
Ross Perot?! 
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got a solution to your problem,"' 1 LAB AO 
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there in stunned silence. *hile woi 

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cap deal, and I will personally P* discoverii 
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smiled, and reached out their 
hand. . . 

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Cen-La nursing program 
offers more variety for 
returning students 


SpOPtS: Page 10 

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Demons whip the Colonels 
37-3 in first conference 
game of season 


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Proposed health care plan 
not the cure for nation s 
ailing system 



[Tuesday, September 20, 1994 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 


CENT: For the eighth time in the 
kst 10 semesters, enrollment has 
ncreased to 8,761, up from 8,552 
ist year. PAGE 2 


jrchestra will start off the 1994-95 
jeason with featured soloists 
riolimst Isidor Saslov and pianist 
inn Saslov. PAGE 2 

Northwestern will 
•articipate in archaeol- 
OGY WEEK 1994: Alicia 
"rissler will present a lecture on 
ampus Tuesday, Sept. 7 and 
everal faculty members will 
peak around the state on Archae- 
ilogy. PAGE 2 


City Council meeting, council 
members introduced an ordinance 
to restrict and regulate the 
Snplacement or use of video poker 
levices in truck stop facilities. The 
Kstrictions in the ordinance state 
hat video poker devices can not be 
laced less than 500 ft. from a 
ublic playground, church, public 
brary, school or a residential 
' oned subdivision. The City 
louncil will vote on the ordinance 



jlET FOR OCT. 1: University 
organizations getready for state 
flections set for Oct.l. City 
tfficials are encouraging students 
o become more involved in state 
Od city politics. PAGE 5 



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>lem,' k UB ACCIDENT: A Yale 

University scientist who was 
is we* exposed to a deadly, tropical virus 

while working in the school's 
gan '^ laboratory unwittingly exposed 
le saW «everal people to the virus before 
ially P* discovering he was ill. The 
' see? Scientist, whose name is being 
me co* Withheld, was released from the 
I wri^'Yale-New Haven Hospital in late 
^ugust after doctors confirmed he 
i boy 6 *as out of danger and no longer a 
ery ^threat to the general public. The 
the} scientist was experimenting with 
'issue contaminated by the Sabia 
Wa^Wrus when the holding container 
^cked. While visiting friends, the 
dentist had unknowingly exposed 



r& five people, including two children, 
*° the virus. Those who came into 
( ^ntact with the scientist are 
rae & °eing closely observed, and doctors 
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Vol. 83, No. 7 

Media Board chooses KNWD manager 

5-month deadlock 
over radio stations 
General Manager 
position is broken 

Jeff Guin 

The Current Sauce 

Nearly five months after it first 
met to choose the new general sta- 
tion manager for KNWD, the Stu- 
dent Media Board chose Jeff Burkett 
for the position Wednesday. 

The non-senate panel of faculty 
and student members selected 
Burkett by a 5-3 margin over fellow 
broadcast journalism major, Mark 
Riedl, who will now serve as 
Burkett's personnel manager. 

Accordingto Blair Dickens, SGA 
president, the board based its deci- 
sion on Burkett's experience in ra- 
dio and his ability to develop the 
station into a professional organiza- 

"In Jeffs favor was the fact that 
he's here, he's a junior and he can 
run again," Dickens said. Dickens 
believes that, should Burkett run 
again next year, he will be able to 
complete projects that he intends to 
begin this year. 

Burkett, who was personnel di- 
rector of the station last year, first 
applied for the position in the spring. 
During the April meeting, the Me- 
dia Board recommended another 
applicant, Sean Schenyer. Schenyer 
was also at the Wednesday meeting, 
although his application was rejected 
because it was submitted after the 

Schenyer was actually selected 
twice by the Media Board: first at 
the initial meeting on April 28 and 
in a subsequent one on May 5. 

Soon after, the selection was 
overturned by the SGA Senate, who 
can either accept or reject the rec- 
ommendation of the Student Media 

Those at the SGA meeting last 
semester opposing Schenyer's ap- 
pointment included former members 
of KNWD's management staff and 
former SGA members. They cited 

his lack of experience in manage- 
ment and production skills as the 
reasons he should not have been 

The SGA ended the semester in 
deadlock over the nomination. 
Schenyer, who was later appointed 
by the SGA to be interim manager 
for the summer term, said his late 
application was due simply to for- 

"I screwed up," he said. 

Madelyn Boudreaux, a SGA 
Senator-at-Large, feels that 
Schenyer should have been left in 
the position after his first nomina- 
tion, since he was found to be the 
best person for the job by a group of 

people who are supposed to recog- 
nize competent leaders for media. 

"The SGA has been entirely 
unprofessional through this entire 
situation," Boudreaux said. "The 
SGA created the Media Board to 
make the correct decisions for media 
positions. This whole thing should 
not have happened." 

Dickens says the SGA hopes to 
avoid future problems with Media 
Board selection, which have become 
more frequent in the past five years. 
He hopes to do this by examining the 
SGA constitution for ways to stream- 
line the process. "There are some 
kinks to be ironed out," Dickens said. 
"We plan to review the constitution 

by-laws to find contradictions that 
could cause problems." 

Several University officials feel 
revisions should be made in the 
management of the board. Fred 
Fulton, dean of students, suggested 
selecting the student members of 
the Media Board earlier in the year 
so that problems like those occur- 
ring this year (and last) could be 
resolved before the spring semester 
is over. 

Traditionally, the newly-elected 
SGA president selects the new me- 
dia board. However, the SGA presi- 
dent is elected less than a month 
before the end of the semester. 

With the waiting finally over, 

Burkett is looking forward to man- 
aging the station. 

He plans an all-inclusive for- 
mat in which various types of music 
will be played throughout the day. 
This is a marked contrast to the 
previous format in which music types 
were scheduled during specific hours 
and days of the week. 

Burkett said the students will 
be the focus in his KNWD and that 
the format change will appeal to 
more of them. 

"I hope the students are looking 
forward to the things we have 
planned," he said. "Because [KNWD] 
is going to be a station they will want 
to tune into now." 

Making His Case 

Jeff Burkett (right) addresses the Student Me- 
dia Board(inset) while former rival for the KNWD 
general manager's spot, Sean Schenyer, looks 

on. The Media Board includes Eric Metoyer, Dawn 
Vallery, Blair Dickens, Jerry Pierce, and Rodney 

Lang. Photo by Kayla Giska 

Debate NSU firearms policy: 

team looks 

Gun toters will 
be prosecuted 

Lisa Holt 

The Current Sauce 

Sara Farrell 

The Current Sauce 

After the loss of three members who 
graduated last spring Northwestern's na- 
tional debate champions have added three 
new faces. Now, according to Todd Graham, 
debate coach, the team faces a new chal- 
lenge — new members and a young team. 

"We're a young squad this year and 
we're going to have to work hard," Courtney 
Meyers, a sophomore debater from Schol- 
ars' College, said. 

The team has two freshman, James 
Roland, a business administration major, 
and John Fruge, an English major. Four 
sophomores comprise the rest of team which 
includes Meye; Jeremy Talton, a computer 
information systems major; Sherry Barnett, 
an English major and Toll Garrison, a math 

Graham begins his fifth year at North- 
western and recruits members from debate 
tournaments much like a football coach. 
Having begun the debate program at North- 
western, Graham knows the challenges fac- 
ing a young squad. 

See Debate/ Page 8 

Northwestern remains definite about 
keeping its policy of allowing no handguns 
on campus. 

Section 3. 1 of Health and Safety Infrac- 
tions in the 1994-1995 student handbook 
states that Northwestern prohibits "posses- 
sion or use of firearms, ammunition, explo- 
sives, fireworks or other dangerous weap- 
ons (any instrument which may be used to 

inflict bodily harm), substance or materials 
of any kind" on University property or at 
University functions. 

Also, state law R.S. 14:95.6 places 
Northwestern and all other state schools in 
a firearm free zone. 

"That was our policy even before it 
became law," Ricky Williams, chief of police 
at Northwestern, said. "We don't want any 
firearms on campus. We don't see the need 
for any. We do have lockers for people who 
want to store them." 

According to Williams, lockers are free 
for any student who wants one. Students 
should go by the University police depart- 
ment to obtain one. 

Because many Northwestern students 
enjoy hunting, Williams said most people 
use the lockers to store hunting guns, al- 


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17% Killed by a Stranger 
14% Killed by Relative 
41% Unknown 




Acquaintance Stranger Relative Unknown 

though handguns are runner-up. 

"In a university setting, I think we 
need to have a no-gun policy," Fred Fulton, 
dean of students, said. "We try to make the 
campus as safe as we can." 

According to Williams, only three to 
four students illegally had guns on campus 
last year. 

"It has been our policy that if we find a 
person in possession of a firearm, we treat 
each case individually," Fulton said. "We try 
to look at all the circumstances, but the 
person is subject to suspension from the 

Unless extenuating circumstances oc- 
cur, the usual punishment is suspension. 

Two cases of accidental firearm dis- 
charges occurred on Northwestern last year. 
One student accidentally set off a firearm in 
a residence hall. Robert Thomas acciden- 
tally set off his gun in Kyser Hall. 

University police later linked Thomas 
to a drive-by shooting on Hwy. 117 to 
Leesville which had occurred a month-and- 
a-half before the incident. Thomas owned 
the same caliber gun, so University police 
took the bullet and matched it to the one 
from the drive-by shooting. 

"If he'd never shot the gun on campus, 
we might not have found him," Williams 

The victim, an elderly lady, survived 
the shooting. Thomas received at least 25 
years as punishment and is currently in 

Students found possessing a firearm do 
have the option of going through an avenue 
of appeals. 


Tuesday, September 20, 1994 

Enrollment increases 
once again 

The University's student popu- 
lation hit an all-time high for the 
eighth time in the last 10 semesters. 
Registrar Hugh Durham said the 
official registration count for the fall 
semester is 8,761, up from 8,552 last 

The fall enrollment of 8,761 is 
an increase of 209, or 2.4 percent, 
over last fall's registration. Enroll- 
ment increased by 1.7 percent last 

Northwestern's upward trend 
in enrollment has continued since 
1986 when Dr. Robert Alost became 
president. Enrollment has increased 
by 66.1 percent from 5,272 to 8,761 
during that time for an increase of 

According to Durham, an in- 
crease in enrollment on 
Northwestern's Fort Polk and Nat- 
chitoches campuses helped the Uni- 
versity achieve its record enrollment 
this fall. 

The number of students on the 
Fort Polk campus climbed from 848 
to 975, a jump of 15 percent. Enroll- 
ment on Northwestern's main cam- 
pus in Natchitoches continued to 
grow, moving to 5,851 from 5,709. 

Full-time enrollment increased 
from 5,961 to 6,050. The total num- 
ber of undergraduates increased 
from 7,711 to 7,876, and graduate 
enrollment was up from 841 to 855. 

Alost called the new enrollment 
record "a tribute to the dedication 
and diligence of the University's out- 
standing faculty and staff and a 
reflection of the splendid academic 
programs and educational opportu- 
nities that exist at Northwestern for 
students in a broad range of fields." 

Alost also said he is "particu- 
larly pleased that there is some 
growth this fall in both graduate 
and undergraduate enrollment and 
that the number of full-time tradi- 
tional students on the main campus 
in Natchitoches continues to in- 

"The improved academic skills 
and abilities of students being at- 
tracted to Northwestern is evident 
in the increased retention of stu- 
dents at the sophomore, junior and 
senior levels," he said. "That is an 
especially significant factor in the 
University's continued enrollment 

The Natchitoches Shooting Range will celebrate National Hunting and Fish 
ing Day on September 24 with an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several 
outdoors displays, including the Lane Foshee's longbow demonstration 
(pictured above from last year's celebration) , will be included in the event. 


The number of -freshman de- 
creased from 3,486 to 3,411. Sopho- 
more enrollment increased from 
1,566 to 1,589. Junior enrollment 
went from 1,146 to 1,317, and senior 
enrollment increased from 1,475 to 

Enrollment on Northwestern's 
Shreveport campus — comprised pri- 
marily of nursing students — de- 
creased from 1,475 to 1,453. The 
number of students taking classes 
in Alexandria went from 180 to 198. 
Enrollment at other sites in North 
and Central Louisiana went from 
293 to 284. 

Orchestra concert to 
feature guest solists 

The Natchitoches - Northwest- 
ern Symphony Orchestra will 
present its first concert of the 1994- 
95 season at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in 
Magale Recital Hall with featured 
solists, violinist Isidor Saslav and 
pianist Ann Saslav. 

The orchestra is under the di- 
rection of faculty member Dr. George 
Adams. The Saslavs will be featured 
on Bach's "Fifth Brandenburg Con- 


Isador Saslav has been concert- 
master for three of America's lead- 
ing orchestras: The Buffalo Philhar- 
monic and Minnesota Orchestras 
and the Baltimore Symphony. He 
has worked with many of the great 
talents in music including Pablo 
Casals, Artur Rubenstein, Yehudi 
Menuhin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron 
Copland, Zubin Mehta and Sir John 

Ann Saslav was recognized for 
her outstanding talent at a young 
age. By age 15, she had won a state- 
wide piano competition in Texas and 
appeared with the Houston Sym- 
phony Orchestra. She graduated 
from the Curtis Institute of Music in 
Philadelphia and studied music in 
Vienna on a Fulbright Scholarship. 
Mrs. Saslav has a strong interest in 
music education and has developed 
a series of concerts for children. 

Other works to be performed by 
the orchestra include "Kanelia Suite" 
by Jean Sibelius, and "Ball of 
Beatrice d'este," by Renaldo Hahn. 
Adams said the orchestra has 
benefitted from minimal turnover 
this year. 

"Most of the people in the or- 
chestra have been together for two 



Wednesday 8 til 9 


Wednesday thru Sunday 

2 for 1 Drinks 
6:00 til 11:00 

or three years and they tend to work 
as a unit," Adams said. "Our musi- 
cians have a sense of who they are 
and that has helped us." 

Adams praised the Northwest- 
ern administration and the Natchi- 
toches community for their roles in 
helping the symphony make major 
strides in its quality. Adams said 
the orchestra will be able to play a 
wider variety of selections and add 
more difficult selections because of 
the orchestra's size and ability. 

"The University and the Sym- 
phony Society are very important to 
us," he said. "Without both of them, 
we would not be where we are. 

Music faculty to per- 
form Monday 

Flutist Dennette Derby 
McDermott and pianist Charles 
Vinson will perform Monday, Sept. 
26 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital 

McDermott is an assistant pro- 
fessor of flute and theory and Vinson 
is an assistant professor of piano at 

Works to be performed include 

Samual Barber's "Canzone," 
"Kokopeli" by Katherine Hoover, 
"Poissons d'or" by Claude Debussy, 
"Grand Polonaise in D Major" by 
Theobald Boehm and Sergei 
Prokofieffs "Sonata op. 94." The re- 
cital is free and open to the public. 

University of Texas 
football player investi- 

Acting on a tip from the NCAA, 
the University of Texas will investi- 
gate wide receiver Lovell Pinkney 
on charges that he made a trip to Los 
Angeles to visit a sports agent ear- 
lier this year. 

School officials have hired a 
private investigator to check airline 
records and question Pinkney about 
an alleged trip to California from 
May 6-10. "The trip is just an allega- 
tion," John Bianco, sports informa- 
tion assistant director, said. "The 
investigating committee is looking 
into it." 

In accordance with NCAA rules, 
Pinkney would most likely be de- 
clared ineligible for the remainder 
of his college career if it is deter- 
mined that he made the May trip 
with the arrangement of an agent or 
someone representing an agent. 

According to athletic director 
DeLoss Dodds, Pinkney denies trav- 
eling to California. If school officials 
find out he is withholding informa- 
tion, he could face additional penal- 

Pinkney and teammate Mike 
Adams, the nation's top receiving 
duo in the 1993-94 college football 
season , have already been suspended 
from the Longhorns' first game 
against the University of Pittsburgh 
because of a separate incident in 
which they accepted a rental car 
free of charge for one month. 

Dr. Robert Berdahl, president 
of the university, took the action 
after receiving a report from a com- 
mittee he had appointed to study 
the matter. 

The two students were found in 
violation of NCAA amateur status 
rules because they were provided 
with the use of a rental car for five 
weeks at a value of $1,000. In addi- 
tion to their one-game suspension, 
Pinkney and Adams must each pay 
$500 to the car agency. 

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6:00 Beta Gamma Psi 

6:05 Delta Sigma Pi 
6:10 Phi Beta Lambda 

6:15 Society for the Advancement of Management 
6:20 Association for Children Under Six 
6:25 Council for Exceptional Children 
6:30 Home Economics Education Association 
6:35 Kappa Delta Pi 
6:40 Kappa Omicron Nu 
6:45 La. Home Economics Association 
6:50 Phi Epsilon Kappa 
6:55 Association of Student Artists 
7:00 BACCHUS/S.P.A.D.A. 
7:05 Black Student Association 
7:10 Circle K International 
7:15 College Democrats 
7:20 College Libertarians 
7:25 Council of Ye Revels 
7:30 Flight Team 
7:35 Gavel Club 
7:40 Images 

7:45 Inspirational Mass Choir 
7:50 Non-Traditional Student Organization 
7:55 Student Academic Council 
8:00 Student Action League 
8:05 Student Alumni Foundation 
8:10 Students for Choice 
8:15 Student Life Enrichment Committee 
8:20 Student Personnel Association 
8:25 Toastmasters Club 
8:30 Student Activities Board 
8:35 Student Government Association 
8:40 Alpha Lambda Delta 
8:45 Blue Key 

8:50 National Order of Omega 

8:55 Phi Eta Sigma 

Tuesday. October 11 


Report to Magale Recital Hall 
at your scheduled time. 

Only chartered organizations will be 
included in the Potpourri. 

Organizations who do not show up 
will not be featured in the yearbook. 
We cannot schedule another time for 
a missed picture. 

Wednesday. October 12 

5:00 Phi Kappa Phi 

5:05 Purple Jackets 

5:10 Alpha Kappa Delta 

5:15 Der Deutsche Klub 

5:20 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

5:25 Le Cercle Francais 

5:30 Los Amigos 

5:35 Phi Alpha Theta 

5:40 Pre-Law Society 

5:45 Psi Chi 

5:50 Psychology Club 

5:55 PRSSA 

6:00 Sigma Tau Delta 

6:05 Social Work Club 

6:10 Society of Professional Journalists 

6:15 Argus 

6:20 Association of the U.S. Army 

6:25 Black Knights Drill Team 

6:30 Rifle Team 

6:35 Swamp Demons 

6:40 Sigma Theta Tau 

6:45 Kappa Kappa Psi 

6:50 Music Educators National Conference 

6:55 Phi Boota Roota 

7:00 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

7:05 Sigma Alpha lota 

7:10 Student Theater Union 

7:15 Tau Beta Sigma 

7:20 Bowling Team 

7:25 Windsurfing and Sailing Club 

7:30 Baptist Student Union 

7:35 Catholic Student Organization 

7:40 Chi Alpha 

7:45 Church of Christ Student Devotional 

7:50 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

7:55 Fellowship of Christian Students 

8:00 Latter-Day Saints Association 

8:05 Wesley Westminister Foundation 

8:10 Pentecostal Student Fellowship International 

8:15 Uniting Ministries in Higher Education 

8:20 Alpha Eta Rho 

8:25 American Chemical Society 

8:30 Animal Health Technicians Association 

8:35 Anthropological Society 

8:40 Beta Beta Beta 

8:45 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8:50 Geological Society 

8:55 Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers 

Thursday. October 13 

5:00 lota Lambda Sigma 
5:05 Kappa Mu Epsilon 

5:10 Mu Epsilon Delta 

5:15 National Association for Industrial Technology 

5:20 Society of Physics Students 
5:25 Greek Council 
5:30 Interfraternity Council 
5:35 Pan-Hellenic Council 
5:40 Panhellenic Association 
5:45 Demon Bat Girls 
5:50 Ninth Wave 

6:00 Alpha Kappa Alpha 
6:15 Alpha Phi Alpha 
6:30 Kappa Alpha Order 
6:45 Kappa Alpha Psi 
7:00 Kappa Sigma 
7:15 Phi Beta Sigma 
7:30 Phi Mu 
7:45 Sigma Kappa 
8:00 Sigma Sigma Sigma 
8:15 Tau Kappa Epsilon 
8:30 Theta Chi 
8:45 Zeta Phi Beta 

C en-La nursing program focuses on returning students 

Heather Urena 
The Current Sauce 

Northwestern has been taking great 
jtrides in reaching the non-traditional stu- 
ent and the student who wants to continue 
lith his or her education after a degree is 
sceived. The Central Louisiana nursing 
rogram is one example. 

The extension of Northwestern to an 
lexandria campus has been made possible 
ecause of the working relationship between 
ie University and Louisiana State Univer- 
ty- at Alexandria. Northwestern subleases 
ie buildings from LSU-A, which leases the 
uildings from the England Authority. 

"We have an articulation with LSU-A," 
nn Deshotels, assistant professor of nurs- 

ing, said. 

The bachelor's program has been in 
Alexandria since the early 80s. The first 
graduate received the degree in Spring 1982. 
The program began on the grounds of Cen- 
tral Louisiana Psychiatric Hospital and then 
moved to the Veterans' Administration Hos- 

Two years ago this December we moved 
out here," Deshotels said. "There wasn't 
even a classroom out there. There weren't 
even offices out there. We think that we 
have died and gone to heaven." 

The Alexandria campus offers regis- 
tered nurses the opportunity to move from 
the associate degree program, to the bach- 
elor of science program, and now to the 
masters program — without leaving Alex- 

"We used to have faculty who traveled 
from Shreveport," Deshotels said. "We still 
have faculty in the graduate program who 
travel here." 

"We participate in all the career days at 
the associate degree program. We go to hos- 
pitals and recruit. We tell them 'we're here.' 
Pretty much, they come on their own though 
because of their need. Everybody says that 
the associate degree nurse makes 50 cents 
less than the baccalaureate prepared nurse. 
Well, why am I going back to school? Surely, 
it's not the money. It's mostly for themselves 
because they want learn more and do more 
and think differently." Deshotels said. 

Many have similar backgrounds, in that 
all are working and all are hoping for greater 
opportunities through further education. 

"I'm a diploma graduate. I went to school 

' T h e w ay h ealth carejkjgoing r 
need a dva nced education if yo u re 
going to stay in 

Marsha White, assistant director of 7. 


about 11 years ago at a charity hospital in 
New Orleans, and back then the need was 
for nurses who could actually do the hands 
on care once they graduated — which was 
wonderful," said Betsy Thibodeaux, a first 
semester nurse in the bachelors degree pro- 
gram. "The trend has changed. Today they 
are looking for nurses with high degrees, 

BSNs [bachelors of science in nursing] to 
start, master's degrees at least in some ' 
positions. So, you have to keep up with the'' 
changing times. There's a lot more R.N.s* 
today then there were back then also. So the 

r , 

See Cen-La Nursing/ Page 4 

The Walls of Jericho 

Before Varnado was 
built in 1939, this building 
(right) served as the girls' 

President Roy erected 
this fence (above) to keep 
people out. Boys from town 
would ride by the fenced-in 
dorm to yell at girls. 

Northwestern Coeds,; 

you 've come 
a long way 

Students catch rays, earn credit 

Heather Cooley 
The Current Sauce 

Want to get a tan in the dead of winter? 
"he International Student Exchange Pro- 
fam and the Royal Melbourne Institute of 
echnology, Australia (RMIT) are offering a 
lr ogram in the Central Pacific islands dur- 
frg December and January. 

The program lasts from Dec. 27 to Jan. 
8. Students will study the environment, 
*istory, culture, arts and crafts, and music 
I the Central Pacific islands, along with 
5eld udies in Nauru, the Marshal, Solomon 
tod Gilbert islands. 

The program is conducted in collabora- 
: '°n with the Republic of Nauru and the 
diversity of the South Pacific (USP). Stu- 
fents will receive six credits, which will be 
P>Wn on an official RMIT transcript. 

ISEP will select between 15 to 20 stu- 
nts and RMIT will select up to 10 partici- 
' a nts from Australia. Each individual stu- 
knt will be responsible for obtaining an 
^stralia visa. 

Students will participate in two RMIT 
Objects — investigating environmental sci- 
* nc e and the people of the Central Pacific. 
I; nv estigating environmental science will 
° c us on a consideration of ecological sys- 
and the impact of humanity on the 
; a 'atice of such systems. 

The tour will include a thorough study 
y the phosphate mining on Nauru and its 
impact on the past, present and future of the 
au ruan people. Current mining and land 

reclamation projects will be used as field 
study sites. 

The second subject will focus on the 
people of the Central Pacific . Students will 
visit several South Pacific islands, and ex- 
amine the impact of colonialism, World War 
II and independence in relation to their 
current lifestyles. 

The program will consist of seminars, 
visits to historical sites, arts/crafts centers 
and cultural activities. Participants will be 
expected to develop skills in the identifica- 
tion of similarities and differences in the 
culture of the various communities and to 
locate these within an historical framework. 

Interested students must have a 2.75 
grade point average and be at least a junior. 
The cost of the program is $3000, which 
includes tuition, all travel during the pro- 
gram from Honolulu and return, accommo- 
dation and most meals, and health insur- 

This cost does not include airfare to 
Hawaii. A $200 deposit, including a $50 
non-refundable application fee is due Oct. 
15. The rest of the tuition is due Nov. 15. 

"The great thing about ISEP is that it is 
no more than the cost of attending North- 
western plus transportation and living ex- 
penses," Tommy Whitehead, director of 
Northwestern's ISEP program, said. "Many 
financial aid programs will cover ISEP de- 
pending on each individual person." 

An informational meeting on studying 
abroad will be at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. today 
and at 5 p.m. tomorrow in Rm. 106 of Kyser 

What: International Stu- 
dent Exchange Program 
Where: Melbourne, 

When: December 27 

Editor's Note: This is the second install- 
ment in our series on Northwestern his- 

Heather Cooley 
The Current Sauce 

How would you react, NSU coed of 
1994, if President Alost notified your father 
that you had been expelled because you had 
been out "joy riding" in an automobile with 
a young man? Such actions were common at 
Northwestern in the 1920's when President 
Victor Roy was in charge. 

When students arrived in Natchitoches 
in 1922, they were expected to go directly to 
the college to be assigned rooms. From that 
point on, they were forbidden to spend the 
night away from the Normal School for any 
reason. They could go home only once a 
quarter and could shop only on Saturday 
mornings. They were expected to attend 
church on Sunday mornings. They were 
allowed to leave campus without the per- 
mission of the president or proctor (even for 
these approved reasons), and they were 
expected to notify the president or proctor 
upon their return. 

Girls were not allowed to have phone 
calls from boys at all, and the only long 
distance calls they were allowed were those 
from their families. 

In 1929, this ban was dropped. Upper- 
classman were allowed to shop in town 
whenever they wanted, but underclassman 
still could shop only on Saturdays. 

Male students were allowed more privi- 
leges than the females. 

Male and female students could not 
live in the same house, whether on campus 
or off. Female students had to obtain per- 
mission from the dean and submit the name 
of their date and chaperone to the dean 
before any date or social event. Women 
were forbidden to go out after sunset or to 
date on week nights. Girls were never al- 

lowed to ride in a car with a boy or to attend 
dances. Violations of these rules could re : ' 
suit in dismissal. 

President Roy felt that the coeds hacT 
plenty of opportunities to interact with male 
students. They could meet between classen 
at Caldwell Hall and at literary society meet- 
ings on Saturday evenings. They could also' : 
meet in town on Saturdays while they were ' : 
shopping, but they were not allowed to walk 
together on the street unless they were go- 
ing to and from church. They could attend 
Friday night movies or other entertainment ; 
with dates. Although the school grounds : 
were enclosed by a fence with a bar across j 
the front gate, boys from town would ride | 
and yell in front of the girls dorm. This ■ 
annoyed President Roy, who would threaten ■ 
to call the police. 

Boys and girls were carefully segre- • 
gated on the Normal campus by policies. ; 
Males were not allowed to hang out and talk • 
to the girls, and students who violated this 
policy had to spend their free periods in the : 
president's office for three weeks. Separate : 
entrances in the library and dining hall 
were intended not only to separate the stu- • 
dents, but also the faculty. The library was • 
open to males on Saturday morning and 
females in the afternoon. Since men and j 
women were not allowed to dance with one ; 
another, females danced with one another ; 
in the afternoons, and on Friday nights they j 
danced in the dining hall. The girls eventu- j 
ally grew bored with this, and in 1913 they : 
decided to have a Thanksgiving German 
According to Dr. Marietta LeBreton in her 
book "The Social Hall was festively deco- : 
rated and some of the girls dressed as boys 
escorted others to the dance. 'Therefore, ? 
although the gentlemen had very effemi 
nate voices, and an overabundance of 


See NSU Coeds/ Page 4 

NSU to honor its families 

Dawn Vallery 
The Current Sauce 

The moms and dads of Northwest- 
ern students will have the chance to be- 
come better acquainted with the Univer- 
sity as it hosts it's annual Family Day 
program Sept .24. 

Family Day also allows Northwest- 
ern to show appreciation to parents for 
entrusting their sons and daughters to 
this university. 

Activities are scheduled to begin at 1 
p.m. with registration for parents and 
family members in the lobby of the Fine 
Arts Auditorium. 

According to Carl Henry, director of 
students activities and organizations, reg- 
istration will continue through 3:30 p.m. 

"It is very important that parents 
register for the day's activities," Henry 
said. "The students cannot register for 

their parents, their parents must do that 

Tickets for dinner at Iberville Cafeteria 
and the football game will be given to par- 
ents and family at the time of registration. 

A general assembly will begin in the 
Fine Arts Auditorium at 2 p.m. Dr. Robert 
Alost, president of Northwestern, will wel- 
come the parents and family members of the 

Several Northwestern students will also 
be speaking, including Rebecca Bade, Miss 
Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet, Jacinda 
Averitt, SGA vice-president, Blair Dickens, 
SGA president and Dwayne Jones, SAB 

This year the Student Activities Board, 
which coordinates the program, has added 
something different to the program. 

Becky Blaney, a magician-comedienne, 
will perform. She has appeared on HBO and 
performed at several comedy clubs includ- 

ing Caesars Tahoe. 

Blaney will perform stand-up comedy, 
amaze the crowd with magic and even twirl 
a baton in her performance. Henry thought 
it would be a nice addition to the program 
and feels parents will enjoy it. 

In addition, there will be several door 
prizes given away. Local merchants, as well 
as the University, have donated the prizes. 

Parents will also be treated to dinner at 
Iberville Cafeteria. "Iberville has always 
done a great job serving the meal," Henry 

After dinner, parents will be admitted 
with their free tickets to see the Demons 
take the field against East Texas State. 

"Family Day is one of Northwestern's 
traditions," Henry said. 

According to Henry, attendance has 
been good overyears and each year has been 
quite a success. "It keeps the parents coming 
back," Henry said. 

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\ C en-La nursing students get their doctorates 


Heather Urena 

The Current Sauce 

The general consensus of par- 
ticipants in the bachelor's program 
is that a bachelor's degree, by itself, 
won't guarantee more opportunities 
for advancement. 

The Central Louisiana nursing 
program offers a master's degree 
program that can be completed in 
approximately two years, by taking 
six hours per semester. 

"It's the type of profession where 
you've got different levels of degrees, 
so it naturally lends itself to con- 
tinuing your education. It's kind of 
like a natural progression," Julie 
'■Stephenson, a student in the 
bachelor's degree program, said. 
, "From the day I graduated [with a 
diploma degree], I knew I would 
continue on eventually." 

"There are waiting lists for 
nurses and there are waiting lists to 
get into the nursing classes, 
Deshotels said. "Nurses do so many 

They are not just in the hospi- 
tals or in the nursing homes. They 
are teachers, obviously; they are 

school nurses; there are plenty of 
management positions; and there 
are occupational health nurses." 

"The BSN is a stepping stone to 
a master's, which is more opportu- 
nity." Lou Parker, who has an asso- 
ciate degree, said. "And that's a lot of 
nurses' motivation." 

The Central Louisiana nursing 
program is able to offer the master's 
program because of the presence of a 
full-time nursing educator who has 
a doctorate. Phyllis Chelette is able 
to provide students with advisement 
during regular hours. 

" My job is to be available to 
students and to advise students," 
Chelette said. "And I think that's 
what I do well and that's my purpose 
in coming here. 

"There was not a person in the 
Central Louisiana area who could 
work here and be here. 

"The purpose that it serves here 
is to give people a chance to be in 
school here without the total disrup- 
tion in a family's life — because they 
can take course here and complete a 
lot of their work before ever having 
a major commitment to travel to 

"We have more than 70 stu- 
dents enrolled just on the Cen-La 
Campus. And before I came we had 
maybe 20 or so students. Most of 
those students had to got to Shreve- 
port or faculty from Shreveport came 
one day a week to teach classes. And 
so there was not time for advising, 
time to answer questions, time for 
students to come in after work and 
set up convenient times. 

"And now, students are able to 
take more courses here. Just about 
all of the core courses in the master's 
program are offered on this campus 
now. That wasn't always true before 

Students are having to travel to 
Shreveport less than what they 
would have had to travel before. It's 
really made a difference." 

One student in the master's 
degree program has accelerated her 
plan for graduation in order to take 
advantage of the doors which this 
education has opened for her. 

Marsha White, assistant direc- 
tor of nursing at Rapides Women's 
Hospital, said she would not have 
her position were it not for this pro- 
gram. Because her employer knew 

of her educational plans, she was 
given the opportunity to move into 
her present position. 

'The way health care is going, 
you need advanced education if 
you're going to stay in because they 
are looking for someone that knows 

to look at the whole picture and 

not do just skills," White said. "It 
[education] makes me feel secure. It 
[master's program] floods you with 

White received her associate 
degree from LSU-A in 1976, At En- 
gland Air Park she received a 
bachelor's degree in 1993 and will 
receive her master's degree in May 

This program has given White 
and others like her the opportunity 
to continue with their education af- 
ter beginning their careers. 

The education received after an 
initial degree is earned provides 
nurses with information that can be 
applied on a daily basis. 

According to Chelette, the 
master's of science in nursing has a 
clinical focus, but it teaches nurses 
how to perform a functional role. 

NSU COEDS I Northwestern used to segregate the sexes 

Continued from page 1 

hair, they could 'guide' and were 
very gallant. So the feminine hearts 
were 'glad'!'" A gay old time was had 
by all. The boys held similar dances. 
The first coed dance was held in 
1929 and was a tremendous success. 
Movies were shown on Friday 

nights in Caldwell Hall. This event 
was supervised by the college ad- 
ministration, who made sure there 
was no hand holding. They flipped 
the lights on and off occasionally to 
"ensure proper student conduct." 

Men and women would meet at 
Social Hall and walk together to 
Caldwell Hall. After the show, they 
could walk back to Social Hall and 

sit and talk in one of the booths. But, 
at an early hour you could be sure 
that the girls were back in their 

Smoking and drinking were pro- 
hibited on campus, and anyone 
caught violating this rule was ex- 

Until 1932 the rules governing 
the on-campus students ( called club 

members) remained unchanged from 
the time period when Victor Roy was 
school president. In 1932, the rules 
were relaxed somewhat. Freshmen 
and sophomores were then allowed 
more than the one shopping trip per 
week in town. Residents were no 
longer required to attend church 
services on Sunday, but they were 
strongly urged to do so. 

C EN1A NURSING:Program is growing 

Continued from page 1 

need and the demand is not as high. 
So you have to be better educated to 

Judy Copeland received her as- 
sociate degree from LSU-A over 
seven years ago and has taken a few 
courses over the years, but she was 
unsure of why she returned to school. 
"I'm not really sure to be honest with 
you .... because the pay won't be 
that much different. I think just for 
the education — for the learning 

"To have job security nowadays 
in nursing, you do have to have those 
advanced degrees. And before you 
had job security because you were a 
nurse," Copeland said. "If you stop 
learning in nursing, you're sunk. 

"You've got to keep up because 
the technology, the treatment, meth- 
ods — all that changes so fast. If you 
stop nursing for a year, you've al- 
most got to learn a whole year to get 
back in — to do your best." 

According to Julie Stephenson, 
a diploma graduate, the different 

kinds of degrees have different em- 
phases. The diploma degree involves 
more clinical nursing experience. 
Upon graduation, a nurse with a 
diploma degree can go to work with- 
out taking state board exams. A 
nurse who has received an associate 
degree can work as an extern until 
passing state board exams. 

Other areas for advancement 
require certification in specific fields 
of interest. "Most of those certifica- 
tions, in the future if not already, 
will require a minimum of a BSN 
just to sit for the exam," Thibodeaux 

The students agreed that most 
couldn't continue with their educa- 
tion if the program was not in exist- 
ence. This program distinguishes 
itself by the lengths in which the 
administration and the faculty go to 
work with students. 

Copeland said her employer and 
supervisors were fairly cooperative 
when making scheduling arrange- 
ments around her classes. "It's not 
very difficult [to balance school and 
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"The classes are primarily 
scheduled to meet the working 
nurse's needs," Deshotels said. "Also, 
we take into consideration the fact 
that they have all those different 

"This place is extremely flex- 
ible," Carol Thibodeaux, who trav- 
els from Lake Charles, said. "It's 
very difficult to find a school that 
will set up the courses, so that you 
could only go one day a week. Most 
places don't seem to realize people 
work for a living. 

"I searched several schools. I 
even searched other states looking 
for a school to come to ... . but the 
attitude here is let me help you — 
just any way we can get you through. 
We want to see you succeed." 

Rosie Sullivan drives from Mis- 
sissippi, despite the presence of a 
four-year college located on mile from 
her house. "Because of the program 
and because of the staff .... it was 
easier to get in here for them to work 
with you. They are much more will- 
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also travels from Lake Charles, said. 

"And that difference in attitude, 
that's enough for me to drive five 
hours in one day just to come here 
and back to school," Thibodeaux said. 
"The attitude, to me, makes you or 
breaks you." 

Archaeology Week 
features graduate 
lecture on Dorman 

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The Current Sauce 

Students and Natchitoches residents will have the opportunity to 
learn more about archaeology this week as Northwestern takes part in 
Louisiana Archaeology Week 1994 — Sept. 25 through Oct. 1. 

Alicia Trissler will lecture on the subject of Caroline Dormon's 
contribution to Louisiana archaeology at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in Williamson 
Museum on the second floor of Kyser Hall. This May Trissler received 
her masters degree in history, with an emphasis in cultural resource 
management, from Northwestern. The program is free and open to the 

In the 1930s, Dormon, a Louisiana amateur archaeologist and 
nationally-known botanist, brought the plight of the state's archaeo- 
logical sites to attention through correspondence with scientists at the 
Smithsonian Institution. Through her efforts Dormon brought about 
the excavation of many Louisiana sites which had been threatened 
with destruction. 

Other Northwestern faculty members are also lecturing in various 
parts of the state in recognition of Archaeology Week. 

Tommy Hailey, the new director of the conservation lab at North- 
western, will lecture about "Shipwreck Archaeology" at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 
at the St. Tammany Parish Library in Covington, 310 W. 21st Ave. 

Dr. Hiram Gregory will discuss and identify "Sites and Artifacts 
of the Catahoula Basin" at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Rapides Parish 
Library in Alexandria, 411 Washington St. 

Jeffrey S. Girard, the archeologist assigned to the Northwestern 
archaeology lab, will lecture about the "Archaeology of Toledo Bend 
Reservoir" at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sabine 
Parish Library in Many, 750 Main St. 

"Archaeology Week is a concentrated effort in one week to both 
create awareness and to communicate with the general public about 
what archaeologists are doing," Girard said. 

Academics and professionals in the field present programs in 
archaeology at locations all over the state. The presentations include 
exhibits, museum tours, demonstrations of prehistoric Indian tools, 
artifact identification and excavations in progress. Topics include 
Indian mounds, historic plantation and shipwrecks. 

Other program sites include Bastrop, the Baton Rouge area, 
Columbia, Epps, Greensburg, Homer, Jonesville, Lake Providence, 
Leesville, Lockport, Madisonville, Marksville, Monroe, New Iberia, 
the New Orleans area, New Roads, Opelousas, the Pineville area, 
Plaquemine, Ruston, the Shreveport area and Sulphur. 

Archaeology Week 1994 is coordinated by the state Division of 
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Culture, Recreation and Tourism and is made possible through the 
funding of Kisatchie National Forest, U.S.D. A. Forest Service, the 
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Aging bridge faces increased traffic \ Congressional 

Jane Baldwin 

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t and 
at the 

For two years local officials have 
deliberated on a alternative plan for 
the replacement of the Keyser Av- 
enue Bridge. Meanwhile, the 50- 
year-old bridge remains 40 percent 
structurally unsound and is continu- 
ing to deteriorate, according to Ben 
Mayaeux, city director of commu- 
nity affairs 

The Keyser Bridge became prop- 
erty of the State Department of 
Transportation and Development 
[DOTD] in 1992. The State DOTD 
proposed five alternative bridges to 
replace the Keyser Bridge, but the 
proposed Alternative C plan has 
caused the most opposition. 

Alternative C calls for replacing 
the existing bridge with a five lane 
structure. The bridge would be con- 
structed in two different phases 
within 24 to 27 months, but all traf- 
fic would be maintained during the 
construction period. 

Historic preservationists who 
oppose the construction of a five lane 
bridge argue the bridge would take 
away Natchitoches' old-town unique- 
ness. However, city officials and 
businessmen want a five lane bridge 
to help increase commercial devel- 
opment in Natchitoches. 

Eighty percent of the funding 
for the bridge will come from federal 
funds and 20 percent from the state. 
Michelle Deshotels, state environ- 
mental supervisor, has conducted 
several public meetings to receive 
input from the people. 

"We value public involvement," 
Deshotels said. "We believe all our 
transportation projects should be 
viewed by the public. If we get more 
points of view, it will make our deci- 
sion easier or we would have to make 
our decisions in a vacuum." 

The last meeting was held in 
April and still no decision was made. 
Deshotels said the bridge is in no 
immediate danger. 

However, a study issued by her 
own department states the bridge is 
weakening every day because of ex- 
cessive traffic. The current Average 
Daily Traffic (ADT) report recorded 
at least 7,500 vehicles a day use the 
bridge, but with increased enroll- 
ment at Northwestern and the open- 
ing of the Super Wal-Mart this 
month, the current ADT is estimated 
to rise up to 12,800 vehicles using 
the bridge everyday by the year 2010. 

In April, Mayeaux wrote a rec- 
ommendation to the DOTD to has- 
ten the decision-making process, but 
the DOTD did not meet with Natchi- 
toches legislators and city officials 
until Aug. 16 in Baton Rouge. 

At the meeting, another alter- 
native plan was introduced. The 
DOTD proposed a three-lane bridge 
with room for pedestrians to walk 
across safely. The bridge would also 
provide two lanes of traffic while 
being constructed so traffic would 
not be halted. 

"Nothing has been decided," 
Mayeaux said. "I'd like to see it done." 
Meanwnile, Historic Preserva- 

tionists, such as Larry Richards, 
continue to fight the proposed five 
lane bridge claiming it will turn 
Natchitoches into "just another traf- 
fic corridor, a zone of endless park- 
ing lots, a city like a thousand oth- 

Preservationists want to keep 
Natchitoches a historical site due to 
its rich historical heritage. Natchi- 
toches was founded in 17 14 by Louis 
Juchereau de St. Denis to become 
the fir st permanent European settle- 
ment in the Louisiana Purchase. 

The five-lane bridge and four- 
lane highway would be built by the 
historic buildings and sites along 
with the original fort. 

Richards said if a five-lane 
bridge is constructed, the widening 
of Jefferson Street "would seriously 
degrade the settings of three histori- 

cal houses: the Steamboat House, 
the Nelken House and the Draguet 

"If this proposal is carried out, it 
could result in the de-designation of 
this National Historic Landmark," 
Cecil McKithan, head of the national 
register programs' division in the 
U.S. Department of the Interior, said. 
"The proposed widening and demo- 
lition will diminish the integrity of 
the resource to a point that de-desig- 
nation proceedings could be imple- 

Businesses located near the 
bridge will also be affected. Two 
businesses will be forced to evacuate 
for the five-lane bridge, one of which 
is Holmes' Car Dealership located 
on the corner of Keyser and Will- 
iams avenues. 

Holmes' manager Tommy 

Stewart said the DOTD have not 
"explained themselves well. Nobody 
has said anything for sure." Despite 
the possible move of his business, 
Stewart supports the proposal for a 
five lane bridge. 

"We want them to improve the 
traffic problems," he said. "We want 
it fixed. They've [DOTD] had fund- 
ing for a long time. 

"It's hurting emergency ve- 
hicles, because they can't get across 
the bridge and it's hurting us, so it's 
crucial to do something soon. We 
want it fixed." 

Deshotels said DOTD will con- 
tinue to hold public meetings and 
meet with city officials. Many citi- 
zens fear the federal funding will be 
revoked if a decision is not made 
soon, but according to Deshotels 
there is no deadline. 

Bridge Over Troubled Water 

The state of Keyser bridge is in continual flux as Natchitoches 
residents fight over the costs of several rebuilding plans 

The 'Natchitoches MalF opens 

Leah Manning and Karen Brumfield stock 
Up on pizza during the grand opening sale 

Supercenter is 
second largest 
in the worl< 

The Natchitoches Wal-Mart 
Supercenter opened last Wednes- 
day to the sound of thousands of 
excited customers. 

The excitement stemmed from the 
new, improved "Natchitoches Mall", 
as it is called by the students of 

Specifications in a guide pub- 
lished by the retailing chain reveal 
the new Natchitoches store the sec- 
ond largest in the world. 

In fact, the 202,307 square foot 
store is 3,000 feet larger than 
Louisiana's most recent Supercenter 
addition in Ruston. 

The store will be open 24 hours 
and features a "mall" atmosphere 
with its extensive offering of mer- 
chandise and services. 

The most prominent addition to 
the new store is the grocery section 
which has frozen and non-perish- 
able food items. Other food-oriented 

departments include a delicatessen 
and bakery. 

An automotive center is also in 
the store. It will specialize in tire 
changes and express lube service. 

Adding to the "one stop shopping" 
atmosphere are several special divi- 
sion departments. Special divisions 
contract space in the store to set up 
a branch of their businesses. 
McDonald's fast food restaurant is 
one such business. 

Other additions include a dry 
cleaning service, video rental, vision 

Another is Premier bank, which 
recently merged with local Heritage 
bank . A vision center is also being 
set up. The bank is expected to open 
next month. 

The Supercenter replaces an ex- 
isting store which was built on La. 
Highway 1 South in 1977. Store offi- 
cials began the process of clearing 
merchandise from the old store about 
two months ago. 

Wal-Mart is already a major con- 
tributor of tax revenue to the City of 
Natchitoches. Parish officials expect 
the local store's upgrade to 
Supercenter to increase that amount 

picks the focus 
of city elections 

Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 


Campus organizations prepare for the state run-off elections Oct. 1 
as students and Natchitoches Parish citizens will vote for U.S. Congress- 
men, local candidates and four amendments to the Louisiana Constitu- 

Both Francis Conine, the College Democrats adviser, and Alex 
Aichinger, the College Republicans adviser, expect the groups will be 
stronger this year with the runoffs in October and the general elections 
in November. 

"None of the students start to get active 
unless there is a campaign going on," Conine 

Conine thinks there are many ways 
Northwestern students can be active and 
have an impact on the political process. 

"The students need to get groups to spon- 
sor candidates to come on campus," Conine 
said. "Not just the democrats and republi- 
cans, but other organizations like fraterni- 
ties and sororities. They can also get together 
and support voter registration." 

The Republican group holds meetings 
on at 4 p.m. Wednesdays in Rm. 315 of the 
Student Union, and the Democrats will have 
its first meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. 

"I think the best way to for students to get involved is to get involved 
with their own campus politics," Conine said. "They need to take part in 
their own student government and in any 
other organization, but especially in their 
own party's politics. These organizations are 
not only helping their party but they are 
developing our future leaders." 

Aichinger thinks its critical for the stu- 
dents to begin getting involved in the political 

"With the amount of discretionary money 
Washington has and with the increasing ag- 
ing of the population, if the younger people 
want to get something they don't tradition- 
ally have, they've got to get active," Aichinger 
said. "The politicians are going to listen to the 
people that vote, and to the extent the younger 
kids are uniformed or don't vote you'll have 

politicians that say who cares about these college kids. The/ re not going 
to vote." 

A lawsuit forced Louisiana to change the congressional districts, 
and as a result Natchitoches has been split into two congressional 

In the fourth district Democrat Congressman Cleo Fields is seeking 
his second term in office and is being challenged by Republican Patricia 

Fields, a 31-year-old from Baton Rouge, says education and job 
training programs are his top priorities. He would like to set national 
standards for schools, and would also like to see a national pay scale for 
teachers. He currently serves on the House Committees on Banking and 
Small Business. 

Slocumb is running on a platform of no tax increases, term limita- 
tions, less government spending and no gun control. 

Republican Richard Baker now represents the sixth district, and is 
a member of the House Committee on Banking. He spearheaded a 
program which began just a week ago in Baton Rouge and gives seventh- 
and eigth-graders from around the state a chance to simulate space 
shuttle missions using NASA software and technology. 

Baker's opponent in the race is Democrat Darryl Paul Ward. Ward 
has an elaborate plan to limit gambling and create jobs in Louisiana. He 
wants to give each parish one truck stop which would handle all of the 
gambling and then turn the profits over to the parish leaders at the end 
of each year. 

Ward estimates each truck stop would generate $2 to 3 million a 
year for factory construction in each of the 39 parishes. He said he would 
let the leaders of each parish decide what type of factory to build. 



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Iberville offers better food for less money 

Everything in 

Proposed cure not the answer 

With the health care debate apparently dead until the new congress 
convenes January in Washington, maybe it will give people some time to 
think about the reform without having to listen to all the lies, half-truths 
and misrepresentations that have been thrown out by both Republicans 
and Democrats on the issue. 

There are some common-sense things that can be fixed in the health 
care system without handing over one-seventh of our nation's economy to 
the government. A couple of things can be done to take care of the cost- 
containment issue. 

First, we can make the system more like the rest of private enterprise 
by inducing competition between health care providers. Medical savings 
accounts help advance this principle by giving the money to the consumer 
and letting the consumer shop around for a visit to the doctor's office. 

This would help keep costs down only if there is an incentive for the 
consumer to try and save money. Set up some type of system that allows the 
consumer to keep a portion or all of what hasn't been spent in the medical 
savings account at the end of each year, or provide some kind of tax break 
for not spending the money. The consumer will look for the best quality care 
at the best price, forcing doctors to compete for business. 

'T here are some common-sense things that can be fixed in 
the health care system vdthout handing over one-seventh 
of our n ations economy to the government " 

Medical malpractice reform is a must to controlling cost. The govern- 
ment needs to find some way for the malpractice insurance companies to be 
able to charge less to insure doctors. A limit on the amount of punitive 
damages that can be awarded in a lawsuit seems to be the most logical start 
in this direction. The less doctors pay for insurance, the cheaper the costs. 
Malpractice reform will also prevent duplicative and unnecessary testing 
for protection against frivolous lawsuits. Nobody needs $2.9 million for 
being burned by a hot cup of coffee. 

One issue that must be addressed is illegal immigrations. Illegal 
immigrants are provided with care under our government's Medicaid 
program. These immigrants get care that some Americans aren't provided 
with, that is, a visit to a doct or's office. Uninsured Americans can always get 
emergency care, but to give an illegal visitor to this country care at no cost 
is unthinkable. If an illegal alien is in need of emergency care, providing 
treatment is the only humane thing to do, but if it's not a medical emergency 
the patient needs to be turned away. The patient adds just that much more 
cost at American taxpayers' expense. 

In any case, let's use this time off from the bitter political debate to 
think about some positive things that can get done, but nothing too extreme. 

This country offers the best health care in the world, just ask the many 
who come from abroad to receive care. We don't see Americans flocking to 
Canada, England, Germany or anywhere else to get their care. 



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When I first came to Northwest- 
ern and started dining at Iberville, I 
thought the food was awful. I could 
not wait to eat at the Union. 

If any of you are having these 
thoughts .... forget it! 

The Union may seem like a good 
place to eat, but it is not. The food is 
way over priced for the amount you 

One Friday I decided to order 
the catfish and fries. I knew it would 
cost me about five dollars. I received 
three small pieces of fish and sev?n 
french fries. After paying full price 
for the meal, I complained to the 
manager and he promptly took my 
plate back to the serving line. 

After a short time he returned 
with a plate full of fries and the 
excuse that the person who was serv- 
ing had only been working there for 
one week. 

Brad Thibodaux 

The Daux Chronicles 

Well, if I were a new worker, I 
would do what I was told. So, was 
the worker following orders? I will 
leave the answer up to you. 

Another thing I noticed was that 
the small bag of chips that can be 
bought in the snack machines for 40 
cents cost 70 cents at the Union. 

Why? Are these special chips? 

Are the chips found in the Union 
made from a higher grade of spud? 

Downstairs in Le Rendezvous is 
a cooler were you must purchase 
Coca-Cola and other soft drinks by 
the six pack. This may sound like a 
good deal, but it is not. 

"But why?" you may ask. 

I'll tell you why, because for the 

price of one six pack of Coca-Cola at 
Le Rendezvous, you can buy two 
twelve-packs at K&6 Drugs. 

Now let's see, that is five dollars 
for six Cokes or five dollars for 24 
Cokes. Which one sounds like a bet- 
ter deal to you? 

Even a cup of water at the 
Union will cost you 19 cents. You 
are, in truth, probably buying the 
cup, but the fact remains that just 
down the hall at the water fountain, 
the water is free. 

The only thing enjoyable about 
eating at the Union is the hugs, 
smiles and kisses from Mrs. Margie 

This is just a few of the many 
reasons the Union has fallen short 
of students expectations this fall. I 
hope things change for the better, or 
Iberville may the "The Place" to eat 
in the near future. 

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Clinton bungles his way through foreign policy 

President Bill Clinton with a 
foreign policy victory? Apparently, 
the beginnings of one may have 
started Sunday. 

Congratulations Mr. President, 
your threat of force and ace-in-the- 
hole Jimmy Carter avoided what 
would have been the biggest foreign 
policy blunder you've made since 
your arrival at the White House. 

The threat to use force was 
termed a credibility issue by Presi- 
dent Clinton and White House staff, 
and although the rest of the world 
may have been in awe when Ameri- 
can planes took flight for Haiti, re- 
storing credibility with America 
might be a better place to start. 

Since as far back as the 1960s 
this president has been dead-wrong 
about the use of military power, and 
has obviously no notion of what the 
term "sovereign state" means. 

Remember Vietnam, Mr. Presi- 
dent? Do you, Mr. President remem- 
ber what it was like here in America 
at that time. Probably not, since you 
didn't stick around to support Ameri- 
can troops that were sent into harm's 
way overseas. The draft notice came, 
and off to Oxford you went ignoring 
your calling from America to serve 
the country in the fight against com- 

President Clinton didn't have 
enough courage to protest the war in 
his own country, but instead went to 
foreign soil to vent his displeasure 
with the country he now leads. The 
president also spent a little time in 
the former Soviet Union. 

When the Gulf War came 
around, you sat on your high horse 
in Arkansas and opposed the intro- 
duction of troops. 

And by the way, what did it 
mean when the President said dur- 

Mike Whitmire 

Always Right 

ing the campaign that he "agreed 
with the minority, but would have 
voted with the majority" when asked 
if he would have voted to send troops 
for the Gulf War. This statement 
clearly shows our President takes a 
strong, firm stand and acts on his 

Seems that restoring democ- 
racy to a country which has abso- 
lutely no impact on the direct na- 
tional security of the United States 
is a much more important reason to 
use force than to prevent a takeover 
of a large portion of the world's oil 
supply. The Gulf War not only re- 
stored a government after a hostile 
takeover, but it served to make sure 
the world economy wasn't at risk 
and kept a madman from getting 
nuclear warheads. 

Troops that were sent to Soma- 
lia by President Bush in a humani- 
tarian mission had a date set for 
them to leave. It was about two 
months after President Clinton took 
office, but that didn't stop the new 
President from changing the mis- 
sion. The Clinton Administration 
bowed to the United Nations and 
ordered United States forces to be- 
gin a manhunt for a local warlord. 
This is directly involved with the 
sovereignty issue, one that Presi- 
dent Clinton has a hard time under- 


Months went by without the 
warlord's capture, and sure enough 
an ugly incident shown on television 
finally forced the president's hand to 
begin the withdrawal of troops. 18 
Americans were killed and one was 
taken hostage. United States forces 
under United Nations command? 
First class leadership from the com- 
mander in chief makes it all pos- 

President Clinton also felt it 
necessary to flex his military muscle 
in Bosnia. 

All those vital national security 
interests just come flowing from the 
mind when Bosnia is mentioned. 
Europe was so worried it did noth- 
ing, and refused to support United 
States military action. Since Bosnia 
is in Europe's backyard, why was 
America so worried about the prob- 
lem that it was necessary to risk 
American lives? 

After nearly a year of threats, 
President Clinton finally talked 
NATO into backing air raids against 
the Serbs, and off we went. The Serbs 
stopped the shelling of Serijevo and 
moved elsewhere. In the past week 
the shelling has begun in Serijevo 
again. Mr. President, didn't you lis- 
ten when all the military experts 
were telling the country that wars 

are not won with air strikes alone? 
Ground troops eventually must come 
in and take command. 

The President won't go so far as ■ 
committing ground troops until there 
is a peace agreement. He said he; 
didn't want to enter the war on one 1 
side or another. I have news for Mr. 
Clinton. When you bomb one side of 
fighting factions, you've entered the' 
war. President Clinton apparently 
hasn't come to grips with the fact 
that if you're going to enter a war 
and risk American lives, the cause 
should be worthy enough to be will' 
ing to do whatever it takes to win- 
Half-hearted commitments are not 
fair to the people who must carry out 
these commitments, and doesn't 
show a willingness on the part of the 
United States to finish a job. 

In Haiti, Mr. President yo u 
came out smelling like a rose. It was 
just getting there that was brutal- 

Once again President Clinton 
showed his great knowledge of the 
meaning of "sovereign state" by S " 
ing to the U.N. Security Council & 
approval of the use of force. Presi' 
dent Clinton didn't go to the Ameri' 
can people or the United States Con- 
gress, but instead asked permission 
from the U.N. When the United 
States Congress asked him to com e 
to it for approval, President Clinton 
flatly refused. 

After watching President 
Clinton attempt to execute foreign 
policy for the past 18 months, a n " I 
after what we've heard from tin* 
president about his admiration °' ! 
the German government and his tflP 
back in the 1960s to the Soviet Union* 
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Salmonella safety: steps to take in your kitchen 

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Have you ever stopped to real 
:e how easily your home can be- 
pme infiltrated by the enemy? 
Avoidable populations of germs 
'ola at ^defeating individuals, sometimes 
v j wo (hole families at a time, and most of 
Jiese families don't even realize why 
lollars are gettin 8 sic ^- They will say 
for 24 k at l ^ ey nave a "24-hour bug" or 
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Mary Roach, a contributing edi- 
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a microbiologist whose studies show 
salmonella can get passed around 
the kitchen. 

According to Gerba, the prob- 
lem isn't so much that the chicken 
being cooked may have up to 300 
salmonella, because that can be 
destroyed if cooked well. Besides, 
that amount does not usually harm 
a healthy individual. 

The danger comes in the use of 
a knife to cut up the chicken and 
then using the same knife to cut up 
potatoes. Even if you wash the knife 

Barbara McHenry 


off you commence to wash off the 
table with the dish rag. 

"Salmonella in a warm, moist 
environment double their ranks ev- 
ery 20 or so minutes," Gerba said. 

Furthermore, chicken is not the 

only possible carrier of salmonella. 
"More Americans get salmonella 
poisoning every year from beef than 

Gerba also brought up the out- 
break of E. coli 0157:H7 that killed 




jampus Connection Guidelines 

The staff of The Current Sauce 
Wites all campus organizations and 
roups to send announcements for 
ublication in Campus Connection, 
(owever, we remind organizations 
fthe guidelines involved in publi- 
ition. Campus Connection submis- 
on must be brought to Rm. 225 
yser Hall by noon on the Monday 
fore publication. All submissions 
lould be less than 100 words and 
ibject matter should pertain solely 
meetings, announcements and 
coming activities. Birthday greet- 
gs, congratulations and/or prod- 
it advertisements should be sub- 
itted as paid classified ads. For 
ore information contact The Cur- 
nt Sauce at 357-5456. 

* lack Student Association - 

The Black Student Association 
ill host a carwash at Bonanza be- 
, aning at 9:00, Sept. 24. 

udent Activity Board 

Homecoming is Oct. 17 through 
!. Be on the lookout for the exciting 

• ents SAB has scheduled. Show up 
: the Alley every Thursday for SAB's 
; mrsday Night Live series. The 

ents include dances, comedians, 
en mic night and other coffeehouse 
itertainment. Movies are shown in 
e alley at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, noon 
ednesdays and 2 p.m. Thursdays, 
lis week's movie is 8 Seconds star- 
ig 90210's Luke Perry. Tim 
cGraw will appear in concert on 
it. 7: watch for more information. 
03 committee's meet at 4 p.m. ev- 
f Monday in Rm. 214 of the Stu- 
nt Union. Remember all SAB 
ents are free with student identi- 

dent Government and Home- 
ming Elections 

Elections for Student Govern- 
tnt class senators and senators- 
■large, homecoming court and Mr. 
d Miss NSU will be held Sept. 28 
Iberville Dining Hall and Sept. 29 
the Student Union. Runoffs will 

be Oct. 5 and 6. 

Election candidates for SGA 
senate positions will pose for pic- 
tures from 1 to 3 p.m. today and 9 to 
11 a.m. tomorrow in Rm. 113 Kyser 

Nomination forms for Home- 
coming court and Mr. and Miss NSU 
are due Thursday evening. Pictures 
of these nominees will be taken from 
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Rm. 
221 of the Student Union. 

Student Phone Directory 

The Student Government Asso- 
ciation Phone Directory will be avail- 
able in October. The directory will 
be printed once for the 1994-95 school 
year. Resident students who do not 
want their phone numbers in the 
directoiy must see Mr. St. Andre at 
University Housing in the Student 
Union. Commuter students who do 
not want their number listed must 
fill out an information hold request 
form in the Registrar's Office in Roy 
Hall. All information hold requests 
must be completed by Sept. 27. 

The Student Directory is pub- 
lished in accordance with the Pri- 
vacy Act which is on page 33 of the 
1994-95 University General Cata- 

Free AIDS/syphilis Testing 

All Northwestern students may 
receive free AIDS and syphilis tests 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 
in the Northwestern infirmary. Stu- 
dents must present a current North- 
western identification card. 

Pre Law Society 

Our next meeting will be at 6 
p.m. Sept. 26 in the SGA conference 
room. Don't forget dues for the se- 
mester need to be paid at this meet- 
ing. They are $5. Also pictures for 
the yearbook are at 5:40 p.m. Oct. 12 
in the Student Union. 

Amateur Radio Club 

Amateur Radio Club will meet 
at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Rm. 206 Kyser 
Hall. Everyone is invited. Call 357- 

5098 for more information. 

Zeta Phi Beta 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will have 
an information seminar at 6 p.m. 
Thursday in the Cane River Room of 
the Student Union. 

Free Speech Forum Committee 

The Free Speech Forum Com- 
mittee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Friday 
in the SGA conference room. Re- 
member, all full-time students are 
members of the SGA, and therefore 
are eligible to serve on the commit- 
tees. For more information, or if you 
are interested but unable to attend, 
leave a message for Dana Lewis in 
the SGA Office. 

College Republicans 

The College Republicans will 
meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Rm. 
315 of the Student Union. Officers 
will be nominated and elected at 
this meeting. Here is your opportu- 
nity to get involved in the future of 
our great nation. 

Pan-Hellenic Council 

The Northwestern Pan-Hellenic 
Council will meet at 5 p.m. tomor- 
row in Rm. 22 1 of the Student Union. 
All National Pan-Hellenic Council 
organizations should have one del- 
egate in attendance. The council will 
approve NPHC Constitution and 

Interfraternity Council 

The Interfraternity Council will 
meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Rm. 
221 of the Student Union. All social 
fraternities are required to have 
delegates in attendance for the IFC 

Pep Rally 

In an attempt to promote school 
spirit, the Order of Omega will host 
a Demon Pep Rally at 7 p.m. Friday 
in Turpin Stadium. All students, 
faculty, staff and Demon fans are 
encouraged to come out and support 
the Northwestern Demons. 

Family Day 

Northwestern Family Day is 
Saturday. Activities get under way 
at 1 p.m. with registration in the 
fine arts building and the program 
at 2 p.m. For more information on 
how to get your family involved in 
the day's event, contact the Student 
Union Office at 357-6511. 

Kappa Sigma 

Slave Auction is 9 p.m. Thurs- 
day at the Kappa Sig House. Study 
hall is still going on at the library. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
Inc. announces the following events. 
All ladies should attend the Rhap- 
sody in Pink: Girl Talk 2 at 8 p.m. 
Sept. 27 in the Faculty Lounge of the 
Student Union. 

The 1994 Fall Rush will be 8 
p.m. Oct. 11 in the President's Room. 
All ladies are encouraged to attend. 

Raffle tickets are being sold for 
$1 to win a $50 gift certificate at 
Wal-Mart. You do not need to be 
present at the Oct. 1 drawing to win. 

The Homecoming Step Off 
Greek Show will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 
at the Intramural Building. Ad- 
vanced ticket are $3 and regular 
tickets are $5. 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Sigma Tau Delta, the interna- 
tional English honor society, will 
hold its first semester meeting at 5 
p.m. Wednesday in Rm. 327 Kyser 
Hall. Current members invite inter- 
ested students to join. Active mem- 
bership is limited to currently en- 
rolled students, graduate or under- 
graduate, who have two college 
courses in English beyond the fresh- 
man level and a B average. They 
must rank in the highest 35 percent 
of the class in general scholarship 
and have completed at lea3t three 

For further information, see Dr. 
Christine Ford, sponsor, in Rm. 316Q 
of Kyser Hall, 357-6608; or see Dr. 
Garry Ross, department chair, Rm. 


Letters to the editor should be no more thm 500 w ords and must 
include the signature of the author, the author's classification, 
major and phone number for fact verification. Letters must be in 
good taste, truthful and free of libel, malice and personal contro- 
versy. Inclusion of any and all material is left to the discretioi i of the 

Sonny Carter 
Northwestern Instructor 

Yessir, Brad — You're right! 
Cigarettes don't kill smokers, smok- 
ers kill smokers. 

Let's use gun laws as models for 
tobacco use. We can have a waiting 

period to buy, along with a back- 
ground check. 

In cities you would have to have 
a permit. We could set up special 
ranges, where smokers can use to- 
bacco when second-hand smoke kill- 
ing is out of season! 

Just think, Brad, you had the 
answer all along. Why did you wait 
so long to help us out with this civil 
rights problem? 

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has positions available for: 

features writers 
sports writers 
and layout personnel 

If you are inter- 
ested, apply in 
Rm. 225 Kyser 

around 200 people over the past 10 
years. This is enough to remind us 
that having red meat cooked rare is 
not really such a good idea after all. 

Besides cleaning up carefully 
after preparing meats for cooking, 
the public should be aware of the 
need to store the cooked food prop- 

Gerba recommends that we keep 
our food out of what food microbiolo- 
gists call the "Danger Zone: the 40 
degree to 140 degree span in which 
bacteria thrive." Following are a few 
tips for safety of food: 

1. Don't leave foods sitting out. 
Eat them , refrigerate them , or freeze 


2. If extra has been cooked it 
should be frozen as soon as possible 
(while still hot.) 

3. Thaw meat in the refrigera- 
tor, not on the counter top. 

4. Use a wooden cutting board 
(much safer than the plastic board.) 

It is worth underlining the im- 
portance of safe preparing of foods 
for individuals with immunodefi- 
ciency diseases. 

"The human immune system 
begins a gradual decline at around 
age 50." Gerba goes on to report 
"Nine thousand Americans die of 
food poisoning each year." 

318 Kyser Hall, 357-6272. 

Non-Traditional Student Orga- 

Meetings will be from noon to 1 
p.m. Wednesdays in Rm. 221 of the 
Student Union. The new secretary 
will be elected at this week's meet- 
ing. Meetings are open to all inter- 

The NSU International Film Se- 

The NSU International Film 
Series will show Cyrano deBergerac 
at 7 p.m. Friday in Rm. 142 Kyser 

Reviewed by Rolling Stone as "a 
hugely entertaining entertaining 
spectacle," this 1990 French film 
stars Gerard Depardieu and Anne 
Brochet in a story of a 17th Century 
soldier-adventurer, Cyrano, who is 
secretly in love with the beautiful 

he NSU International Film Se- 
ries is sponsored by the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, the Department 
of Language and Communication 
and the Department of Telecommu- 
nications and Journalism. Admis- 
sion is free. 

Study and/or Teach in Spain 

Dr. Miguel Fuster Marquez, a 
professor in the Department of En- 
glish and German Philology at the 
University of Valencia in Spain, will 
present a lecture on opportunities 
for students and faculty to study or 
teach at the University of Valencia 
in forthcoming academic terms or 

Sponsored by the Spanish gov- 
ernment, the University ofValencia, 
and Northwestern, Dr. Fuster has 
been here for eight months, study- 
ing Spanish speakers and the de- 
scendants of the first Spanish set- 
tlers here in Louisiana and Texas. 

His lecture will be at noon to- 
morrow in Rm. 113 Fournet Hall 
and is sponsored by the Louisiana 
Scholars' College. 

College Democrats 

The College Democrats will 
meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in Rm. 316 
of the Student Union. The goal of the 
meeting is to elect officers and es- 
tablish goals for the year. New stu- 
dents are encouraged to attend. For 
more information call Frances 
Conine at 357-5621. 

Inner Connection 

The Inner Connection meeting 
will be at 5 p.m. tomorrow in Rm. 
305 of the Student Union. 

Forestry and Wildlife Conserva- 
tion Club 

The FWCC will sponsor a social 
at 6 p.m Thursday at Wyatt's House. 
Check the FWCC bulletin board by 
Rm. 201 of the biology building for 
directions. All members are welcome 
and remember your dues if you 
haven't already paid. 

Phi Eta Sigma 

Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman 
honor society, will meet at 3:30 p.m. 
today in Rm. 1 06 Kyser Hall to elect 
new officers and plan its year's ac- 

Circle K International 

Circle K International meets at 
6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Faculty 
Lounge of the Student Union. 

Society for the Advancement of 

SAM's first meeting will be at 
noon tomorrow in Rm. 102 of 
Morrison Hall. Students of all ma- 
jors are invited. The meeting will be 
very brief. For more information, 
contact Dr. Fusilier at 357-5264 or 
Shannon Clark at 352-0923. 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce will have a 
mandatory staff meeting for all staff 
writers, editors, photographers, col- 
umnists and layout personnel at 5 
p.m. tomorrow in Rm. 225 Kyser 
Hall. Assignments and staff hand- 
books will be given out. 

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or hem 

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36 Pops 

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39 Summer: Fr. 

40 Precept 

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42 Capitol Hill 
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14 Pungent 

20 "Waiting for the 
Robert — " 

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51 Lass 

52 Army part 

53 Lab burner 

54 Period 

55 Hatchet 

56 — Buddhism 

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Continued from front page 

According to Graham, the chal- 
lenge for this team lies in the pres- 
sure to be repeat champs, even 
though the team feels no pressure. 

"Pressure comes from within," 
Roland said. "We compete by exer- 
cising our minds." Roland also said 
pressure is good as long as it is used 
to accomplish goals. 

The team has received much 
publicity from Northwestern, Nat- 
chitoches and even the state. Talton 
said the billboard on the corner of 
the Hwy. 1 bypass is "cool." 

"It was overwhelming when I 
first got here," Fruge said. He said 
he felt welcomed and respected when 
he arrived, which helped subdue the 

Traveling is a major factor in 
being on the debate team. The team 
faces six tournaments in an eight- 
week span traveling as far as San 

Diego for the national tournament. 
The team was also invited to the 
South Carolina Round Robin Tour- 
nament where 16 of the best debate 
teams in the country compete. North- 
western will be the be the youngest 
team, but will gain valuable experi- 

"I'm kind of looking forward to 
it," Garrison said. 

The team has just been given 
their topic on the issue of violent 
punishment for this semester and 
will be working to research both 
sides. The team works an average of 
50 hours per week on research, but 
while there is a great deal of work 
and research, the team manages to 
find time for movies, lasagna parties 
and barbecues. 

"We think relaxation is a very 
important part of our success," 
Barnett said. 

MEETING 09/12/94 

The meeting was called to order by Jacinda 
Averitt. MaryAnn led the Pledge of Allegiance and 
Jacob led the prayer. Jonathan called roll and Amy 
Dafler, Jeff Foshee and Kyle Moore were not present 

Jacinda called for the officers' reports and Clay 
Gardner passed around a copy of the budget to look 
over and approve. 

Blair said that Career Planning and Placement 
needs about $ 100 to cover the cost for pizza for career 
day. He said we need to look into setting up a contest 
to get ideas for the new "Vic the Demon" costume. He 
said that he is looking into getting a bus to take 
students to the Northwestern vs. Nicholls game this 
weekend. The bus ride would cost $5 per student. 
Whether or not this will occur will be finalized the 
morning of September 13. 

Blair asked for volunteers for an SAB represen- 
tative two volunteers for Committee on Organiza- 
tions, and two volunteers for Who's Who committee. 
He announced that the Campus Leaders Workshop 
will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. 

Blair announced committee chairperson ap- 
pointees and they are 
Academic Affairs — Mark Alexander 
External Affairs — Maddie Boudreaux 
Fiscal Affairs — Clay Gardner 
Club Sports — Wendy Crochet 
Internal Affairs — (new speaker of the Senate) 
Election Board — n/a 
Student Services — Jacob Johnson 
Campus Improvements — MaryAnn McDaniel 
Traffic and Safety — Chris Conway 
Environmental Awareness — n/a 
Free Speech Forum — n/a 

Jacinda called for committee reports and old 
business. There was none. She called for new business 
and Maddie moved to approve the new budget. The 
motion passed unanimously. 

Maddie moved to approve Mark Alexander as a 
new Senator. Jacob asked why Mark would not have to 
go through the voting process. Blair clarified that 

mark would still have to run in the upcoming election. 
The motion passed unanimously. 

Chris Conway moved to approve the following 
member to the election board: Angela Henigin, Wendy 
Crochet, MaryAnn McDaniel, Hanna Marie Crowley, 
Jacob Johnson, Jonathan Gauthier, Richard Holtz. 
The motion passed unanimously. 

Jacob Johnson moved to approve Dana Lewis 
and Pete Muldoon as Senators-at-Large. The motion 
passed unanimously. 

Melissa Mabou moved to open nominations for 
speakerof the Senate and nominations included Mark 
Alexander and Wendy Crochet. Maddie moved to close 
nominations. The motion passed unanimously. Sena- 
tors voted by secret ballot. Blair led the new Senators 
Pete Muldoon, Mark Alexander, and Dana Lewis to be 
sworn in. Blair and Jacinda counted votes and results 

Wendy Crochet — 8 
Mark Alexander — 7 

Wendy Crochet is the new speaker of the Senate 

Wendy presented a bill to the Senate the four 
thousand dollars would be given to the Soccer Club 
form the Club Sports fund. The motion passed with 
one abstention. 

Wendy presented a bill that would give forty- 
five hundred dollars to the Bowling Team. There was 
discussion about the team's expenses. Mark Alexander 
moved that we table the bill. The motion passed to 
table the bill. There was one abstention. 

Maddie moved to open nominations for Who's 
Who among college students. Nominations included 
Clay Gardner, Maddie Boudreaux, and Romona Reed. 
Nominations were closed. The nominations were ap- 
proved and the motion passed unanimously. 

Maddie moved that the SGA give up to $100 for 
Career Day. The motion passed unanimously. 

Melissa moved to approve the election dates fa 
September 28 and 29 and the run-off dates for October 
5 and 6. The motion passed unanimously. 

MaryAnn McDaniel, Kasey Nunley, and Wendy 
Crochet volunteered for the Who's Who committee. 

Misti Mayeaux volunteered to be the SAB rep. 

Blair announced that the Media Board meeting 
will be Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Roo m 
124 Kyser. 

MaryAnn moved to adjourn. The meeting was 










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IM swim meet successful 

David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

The 1994-95 intramural swim season 
started Wednesday with the annual meet at 
the Rec Complex Pool, and according to Dr. 
Gene Newman, director of Leisure Activi- 
ties and Recreational Sports, the event was 
a success. 

"The meet went really well," Newman 
said. "We had good participation and compe- 

The meet was divided into men's and 
women's divisions, and the Kappa Sigma 
team, led by Brian Brandon with first place 
finishes in the 25- and 50-meter freestyle 
events and the 25-meter backstroke, won 
the men's competition with 61 points. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon came in second place 
with 60 points, Kappa Alpha finished third 
with 32 points and Theta Chi finished fourth 
with 27. 

In individual competition, Luke Lanley 
turned in an impressive performance win- 
ning the 50-meter breaststroke (34.10 sec- 
onds), 25-meter breaststroke (14.39) and 

the 25-meter butterfly (12.38). 

Kappa Alpha edged Kappa Sigma in the 
200-meter freestyle relay (2:03:36 to 2:03:45) 
in one of the more exciting races of the day. 
Tau Kappa Epsilon won the 100-meter med- 
ley relay with a time of 1:00, followed by 
Kappa Sigma at 1:04:20 and Theta Chi at 

Phi Mu ran off with the women's cham- 
pionship, finishing with 86 points. Tri Sigma 
came in second with 59 points, and Sigma 
Kappa finished third with 42. 

Phi Mu Lauren Gel pi brought home two 
first-place finishes, winning the 50-meter 
breaststroke (39.33) and 25-meter butterfly 
(13.84). Phi Mu's Brooke Smith won first 
place in the 25-meter freestyle (16.56). 

Sigma Kappa Amanda Tomlin won the 
50-meter freestyle with a time of 34.25, Tri 
Sigma Crystal Wells won the 25-meter back- 
stroke (22:20) and Cari Pequet, Tri Sigma, 
won the 25-meter breaststroke (25.25). 

PhiMusweptthe 100-meterrelay(l:17) 
and the 200-meter relay (2:27:09). Sigma 
Kappa finished second and Tri Sigma fin- 
ished third. 

The flag football season started Thurs- 

day with the preseason jamboree. According 
to Newman, the purpose of the jamboree 
was to create interest in the regular season, 
which began yesterday. 

"We didn't really play the tournament 
to decide a winner, as such," Newman said. 
"It was held to generate excitement among 
the teams." 

Newman expects to have a league of 
roughly 40 teams. As of Friday, 35 teams 
signed up. Divisions include a dormitory 
division, Greek division, Orange open divi- 
sion, Purple open division, women's open 
division, and a co-rec division. Additional 
entries will be accepted until Oct. 3. 

Newman said aerobics classes are of- 
fered from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through 
Thursday at the IM/Rec Building. A new 
aerobics class will startat 8 p.m. Sept. 26. 
Classes are open to all students, faculty and 

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Continued from back page 

Fernandez' PAT gave the Demons a 14-0 

Fullback Terry Williamson capped an- 
other Demon drive with a 3-yard scoring 
burst at 6:01 of the second quarter, culmi- 
nating an impressive nine-play, 64-yard 
drive. Mike Allen's 31-yard run on a reverse 
set up the score, and the Demons held a 
commanding 21-0 lead. The Colonels' Adam 
Deale nailed a 48-yard field goal and the 
margin at halftime was 21-3. 

In the second half, the Demon offense 
took over. Facing a third-and-17 situation 
from his eight yardline, Nicholls quarter- 

back Cory Thomas was intercepted by De- 
mon defensive end Grant Crowder, who re- 
turned the interception for a touchdown. 
The extra point gave Northwestern a 28-3 
lead with just over seven minutes left in the 
third period. 

On the Colonels next possession, De- 
mon linebacker Steve Readeaux scooped up 
a fumble at midfield and raced 50 yards for 
the score. Fernandez kicked the extra, and 
the Demons coasted in the fourth quarter to 
the 35-3 blowout win. 

"I can't remember the last time we did 
that," Goodwin said of the two defensive 

touchdowns. "It's been a long time since 
we've gotten some easy scores like that." 

With the win, the Demons jump out to 
an early lead in the Southland Conference 
(2-1 overall and 1-0 in SLC). Goodwin feels 
his team is right where it needs to be at this 

"It's good to be 1-0 in conference," 
Goodwin said. "It's tough to start out with a 
loss in this league and win the champion- 

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East Texas State in Turpin Stadium at 7 

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Baseball has the Cubs. The 
NBA has the Dallas Mavericks. 

Every sport in America has 
one — that franchise that never 
seems to get anywhere fast. Ev- 
ery season is an uphill struggle 
that is filled with embarrassment 
and heartbreak for that team's 

But perhaps no team is the 
laughingstock of its league more 
than the pro football squad in 

New Or- 

leans. The 
tion in the 
NFL is 

David Weaver 

here in 



three decades, this franchise has 
fumbled and bumbled its way 
through season after season and 
basically stunk up the joint. This 
is a team that has been stuck in 
neutral since its inception. In fact, 
the Saints have never left the 


This season promises to be 
no different than the past sea- 
sons. The once vaunted defense 
of the late 80s and early 90s has 
vanished. The "new-look" offense 
of quarterback Jim Everett 
throwing missiles to deep-threat 
Michael Haynes hasn't shown up 
until the game is already decided. 
By then, the boos are blowing the 
roof off the Superdome. 

This is a franchise in need of 
a fresh start. Jim Mora should 
have his bags packed and ready 
to jump on the first flight out of 
New Orleans. His head will be 
the first to roll once owner Tom 
Benson lowers the ax. Admit- 
tedly, Mora has been the most 
successful coach in Saints his- 
tory, and he is one of the classiest 
coaches in the league, but his 
time in the Big Easy is over. 

This team needs to start 
fresh with a new coach, a proven 
winner who will not listen to ex- 
cuses and will bring a heavy- 
handed discipline to the fran- 
chise. The best thing the Saints 
could do is to take the millions 
they were saving for Deion Sand- 
ers and give every last cent to 
Mike Ditka. 

If I'm the owner of this team, 
Ditka is my coach and general 
manager tomorrow. The ex-Bears 
mentor is the perfect guy to shape 
up the clouded and sad Saints 

After bringing in Ditka, it 
would be time to clean house. 
The only option for the Saints in 
the long run is to somehow join 
expansion franchises Carolina 
and Jacksonville at the top of the 
draft next April. So, the veterans 
who have experienced nothing 
but losing in New Orleans must 
be allowed to move on, and a 
sweeping infusion of youth needs 
to be injected into the organiza- 

For starters, the Saints need 
to do everything in their power to 
land Alcorn State quarterback 
Steve McNair in the draft. Some- 
how, someway, "Air" McNair 
needs to suit up for New Orleans 
next season. Most pro scouts see 
him as the first true franchise 
quarterback to come out of col- 
lege since Troy Aikman. 

With Ditka and McNair in 
the fold, the base would be estab- 
lished. New Orleans could rebuild 
through the draft, and in the new 
era of free agency much quicker 
than in the past. 

The only solution is to de- 
velop patience one last time and 
endure maybe a couple of three 
and four win seasons, while "Iron 
Mike" rebuilds this franchise in 
his own image. But the Saints 
must take action right now, be- 
fore the bottom completely falls 

Or, until someone else de- 
cides to hire Ditka. 


I Tuesday, September 20, 1994 j 




Kelvin Pierre 

The Current Sauce 

Sophomore Clarence Matthews ran for a ca- 
reer-high 129 yards on 12 carries and 75-yard 
touchdown Saturday in Northwestern's 35-3 win 
over Nicholls State and was named The Current 
Sauce's Player of the Week. 

Matthews, who started the second and third 
games of last season before undergoing an appen- 
dectomy on the morning of the Demons' fourth 
game, said the return of quarterback Braid Laird 
and center John Dippel gave the team a big boost. 

"We felt good going into this game with Brad 
and Dippel back," Matthews said. "It was also 
important for us to win our first conference game." 

Matthews gave credit to the offensive line for 
the his performance, and he hopes the team's per- 
formance will carryover to Saturday when the De- 
mons host East Texas State. 

"A lot of people said that the offensive line is 
weak," Matthews said. "But I think that they really 
came around." 

Player File 

Name i Clarence Matthews 
Age : 2 

Hometown: New Orleans 
Major: Criminal Justice 
Performance vs. Nicholls State: 

129 yards on 12 carries and a 75- 
yard touchdown . 

1993: Rushed for 198 yards on 32 
carries and two touchdowns . Av- 
eraged 141.3 yards of all-pur- 
pose yardage. 

Honors: Northwestern Athletic 
Honor Roll, "Silver" (3.0-3.499 
GPA) , spring 1994 . 

trounces NSU 

David Weaver 

The Current Sauce 

Nicholls State University wit- 
nessed first-hand the awakening of 
a slumbering giant Saturday. 

Led by tailback Clarence 
Matthews' 135-yard rushing perfor- 
mance, Brad Laird's return at quar- 
terback and another dominating 
performance by the defense, North- 
western walloped the Colonels 35-3 
at Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux. 

Laird's return from a shoulder 
injury coincided with his first per- 
formance of the season by the De- 
mon offense. Although Laird's sta- 
tistics weren't particularly eye-open- 
ing (four of nine for 41 yards), his 
presence on the field definitely raised 
the offense's level of play. 

"The difference with Brad being 
in there was that he was able to 
work out of some tough situations 
with his experience," Head Coach 
Sam Goodwin said after the game. 
"Our younger guys probably would 
have forced something in the situa- 
tions, but Brad was able to keep his 
cool and not make any mistakes." 

Matthews made things easier 

for Laird's season debut with a 
reer-best rushing performance t! 
included a 76-yard touchdown b 
on the first play of the second q 

The Demon defense, which coi 
tinued its string of excellent gara 
this season, scored two touchdo' 
and extended its string of quarter 
without a touchdown to nine. 

"I felt in our first two games, 
we hadn't turned the ball over lily 
we did, it would've been very difE 
cult for anyone to score on usj 
Goodwin said. "We've got a good 
defensive football team." 

The Demons sent a message t< 
the Colonels on the opening drive J'^" ® 
the game. Danny Alexander ca ™4!£^j'jJj ( J 
four times for 38 yards in a drivj 
culminated by his 15-yard toudjP^hei 
down run. Jason Fernandez's poinj 
after capped off a nine-play, 7- yaii"^** 
drive and the Demons led 7-0. iCANCI 

Nicholls could only muster onj""?"* 
first down in the opening quartei" 
which ended with Northwestern H m 
ing a third and one situation fri 
the Demon 24. Matthews then bi 
his long touchdown jaunt, anJ^ or can( 

See NSU vs. NSU/ Page 9 


Lady Demon volleyball 
gets off to best start 
in nearly 20 seasons 

Talking it over 

Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

The Northwestern Lady De- 
mons have taken to first-year Coach 
Denise Dewey's new style of play 
and used it for the team's best start 
in nearly 20 seasons. 

The Lady Demons, 4-0, won 
twice at home this week. Northwest- 
ern downed Southern 15-4, 15-3, 13- 
15, 15-11 Friday, and Tuesday won 
their home opener with Grambling 
15-10, 7-15, 15-6, 15-5 

"The season's been going great," 
Amy Warren, sophomore, said. 
"W e've been working hard and we've 
got a lot of expectations." 

Freshman Tiffany Cronin led 
the way for the Lady Demons in 
Friday's win over Southern with 12 
kills and five service aces. 

Karen Hill had eight kills for 
Northwestern and Warren and Kim 
Jesiolowski added seven kills apiece. 

The Lady Demons had their best 
offensive night of the season against 
Southern, with 42 kills in 87 at- 

"The coaches have made a big 
difference," Warren said. "Afterev- 
ery game we're correcting our mis- 
takes at the next practice. We're 
learning more every practice." 

Northwestern had 21 service 
aces as a team in Tuesday's win over 
Grambling. Julie Coert led the team 
in that department with six. Warren 
had a team-high eight kills for the 
Lady Demons. 

"In the past two years we've 
played well against the non-confer- 
ence teams," Coert said. "But this 
year we've eliminated them much 
more quickly and have been a lot 
more efficient." 

The Lady Demons played the 
home opener to a record setting 
crowd of 185 at Prather Coliseum. 

"The turnouts have been great," 
Coert said. "We've never had people 
come out to watch us before, but 
Coach Dewey has done a lot of pro- 
motion. Hopefully they'll keep com- 
ing out." 

Northwestern doesn't play 
again until 7 p.m. Sept. 27, when it 
hosts Centenary. The Lady Demons 
open Southland Conference play 
Sept. 29, at McNeese State. 

"We're anxious," Coert said of 
the start of league play. "The compe- 
tition will be getting better and bet- 
ter, and we're curious to see how we 
are going to do. We are getting more 
confidence, and I think we can play 
with a lot of teams. We'll surprise a 
lot of people this year." 

Northwestern's Curtis Tademy (99) talks to a Nicholls State player after the Demons 
pounded the Colonels 35-3 Saturday in Thibodaux. 

JV Demons fall 0-2 
after losing to Tyler 

Mike Whitmire 

The Current Sauce 

Tyler Junior College downed 
Northwestern's junior varsity foot- 
ball team 27-8 Thursday at Turpin 
Stadium, dropping the Demons to 0- 
2 on the season. 

Freshman Brandon 
Emanuel, who played quarterback 
for three quarters in Northwestern's 
15-12 win over Delta State on Sept. 
10, passed for 227 yards. 

Emanuel found Adam Young 
for a 62-yard touchdown pass, the 
Demons only score of the game, and 
then scored a two-point conversion. 

Freshman David Roe led the 
Demon defense with 12 tackles and 
freshman Marcus English had 10. 
Dwight Collins was Northwestern's 
leading rusher with 46 yards on 12 

"There is nothing but benefit 
from this," said JV Coach Les 
Johnson, who is also coaches the 
varsity running backs. "These guys 
come out here and work out through 
two-a-days and go all this time and 
they deserve an opportunity to play. 
It's also a good measure of where we 
are. We're playing good football 

Northwestern's Head Coach 
Sam Goodwin, said the junior var- 
sity program was put in place to help 
out the varsity squad immediately 
and in the future. 

"Most of all it gives us a chance 
to bring in additional players," 
Goodwin said. "By rule, you're lim- 
ited to 90 players during two-a-days, 
but if you play a four-game JV sched- 
ule you're allowed to bring in an 
unlimited number. Plus, we're al- 
lowed to have two additional re- 
stricted earnings coaches." 

Goodwin said having a JV 
team also has drawbacks. 

"You lose a year of eligibility 
if you play in a JV game," Goodwin 
said. "It counts as a regular game. It 
restricts us in a lot of ways, it takes 
players away from practices. If it 
was the best thing in the world, 
everybody would be doing it. There 
are good points and bad points, but 
I think the positives outweigh the 

Northwestern has had a jun- 
ior varsity team for the past three 
seasons and most of the 12 seasons 
that Goodwin has been the Demon 
coach. The Demons are the only team 
in the Southland Conference with a 
junior varsity team. 

The Demons will wrap up the 
four game season on the road. The 
next game will be played at Navarro 
next Thursday and Trinity Valley 
on Oct. 13. 

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Founded: 1889 
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Nickname: Lions 
Colors: Blue and Gold 
Famous Alumni: Sam Rayburn 
Conference: Lone Star 
Coach: Eddie Vowell 
Career Record: 47-43-1 
1993 Record: 5-6 

Last Meeting: 1993 at Northwestern — 
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Prather Coliseum Oct. 7. PAGE 2 

RUNNING: Dr. Charles Viers, 
professor of mathematics, is 
running for a lot more than good 
exercise. Viers will run in a 
London marathon to raise money 
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IN SHREVEPORT: Elvis fans in 
IShreveport will get the opportu- 
nity to remember him during the 
I [Louisiana Hayride Commemora- 
tive program Oct. 16. Exactly 40 
years ago, 19-year-old Elvis 
Presley made his debut on the 
Louisiana Hayride singing on 
[network, radio show that was aired 
I throughout the nation. Actual 
.^recordings will be included at the 
ill concert along with special recogni- 
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the United States increased 
slightly last year, according to the 
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Vol. 83, No. 8 

Departure of 
professor focus 

Candlelight Remembrance 

Denial of tenure to 
Scholars' College 
professorleaves ques- 
tions unanswered 

Hank Cannon 

Current Sauce 

Saturday night, more than 30 
students from the Louisiana Schol- 
ars' College held a candlelight vigil 
to protest the denial of tenure to 
professors Nathan Therien and Janet 

While visiting parents and 
alumni enjoyed the football game, 
the students from the Scholars' Col- 
lege, met in front of PresidentAlost's 
home on campus. 

Therien and Sturman have been 
teaching at the Scholars' College 
since its inception. Therien received 
his doctorate from Harvard and 
Thurman received hers from Colum- 
bia University. 

Dr. Ray Wallace, director of 
Scholar's College, said, "I have no 
comment about their tenure deci- 

The protest was organized by 
Dawn Miller, a junior in the Schol- 
ars' College and Rhonda McCalep, 
the only non-traditional student in 
the Scholars' College program. 

"Dr. Therien and Dr. Sturman 
both had their tenures denied this 
fall for spring 1995, so they won't be 
able to teach at the college anymore," 

Miller said. "We all love the Schol- 
ars' College, and it's a great school. 
We've received a great education 
here and they have a great faculty 

"We just want to know why 
they were denied and we're very 
upset that they were denied. College 
campuses are a place where you are 
supposed to be able to stand up and 
say 'This is what I believe in.' On 
larger campuses things like this go 
on all the time. It's probably one of 
the first times in a long time this has 
happened at Northwestern." 

"My feelings on the matter are 
strong," McCalep said. "I am $20 ,000 
in debt to come here to this program, 
to be taught by these professors. I've 
uprooted three children to come here 
and I am sorely disappointed." 

"When I came here it was with 
the highest hopes; and I still have 
high hopes for the college. We've 
loved it. It has been one of the most 
exciting educational programs and 
the finest group of people I've ever 
known in my entire life. I would like 
to show some support to those teach- 
ers that believed in me and allowed 
me to come and learn from them." 

Therien and Sturman didn't 
hear about the protest until it al- 
ready happened. "I was pleased that 
the students were speaking their 
minds," Therian said. "I hope the 
students will get answers to their 

In an open letter to the college 

See Tenure/ Page 2 

Scholars' College students Charlene Edwards, senior, and Clara Gerl, 
junior, light candles in protest after learning of Professor Nate Therien's 
departure. About 25 students attended the rally in front of President 
Alost's residence Saturday night. 

Congressman Fields awarded Nth degree 

Mike Whitmire 

Current Sauce 

Northwestern honored United 
States Representative Cleo Fields 
Saturday night at Turpin Stadium. 

Dr. Robert A. Alost, president of 
Northwestern, presented Fields with 
the Nth Degree Award at halftime of 
the Northwestern-East Texas State 
football game. 

"It's quite an honor to have the 
President of the University bestow 
this award upon me," Fields said. "I 

don't take it lightly. It's one of the 
most prestigious awards I've re- 
ceived in my lifetime. I'll hold it with 
high esteem in my Washington of- 
fice and we appreciate the North- 
western family for considering us 
for such a prestigious award." 

Northwestern gives the award 
in recognition of unselfish devotion 
to duty and willingness to make an 
extra effort in meritorious service to 

Previous award winners include 
Gov. Edwin Edwards, former Gov. 
Buddy Roemer, Mary Landrieu, 

state treasurer, and Jerry Fowler, 
commissioner of elections. 

Fields is in his first term in the 
U.S. Congress representing the 4th 
Congressional District. He is the 
youngest member of Congress at age 
31, and serves on the house commit- 
tees on Small Business and Bank- 
ing, Finance, and Urban Affairs. 

The Congressman is seeking a 
second term in office, and under the 
redistricting plan, a portion of Nat- 
chitoches now falls into the 4th Dis- 
trict. At age 24 Fields was elected to 
the Louisiana State Senate, becom- 

ing the youngest state senator in 
Louisiana history, and the youngest 
state senator in the nation at the 

In the Louisiana Senate, Fields 
authored the law establishing drug 
free zones near school campuses and 
the law creating an inner city devel- 
opment economic program. 

Fields also chaired the redis- 
tricting committee while in the State 
Senate and worked to craft a 65 
percent African-American district 
that helped him construct his No- 
vember 1992 Congressional election. 

A graduate of Southern Univer- 
sity where he earned a bachelor's 
degree in mass communications and 
a juris doctorate, Fields has been 
involved in public service nearly all 
of his adult life. 

"We have so many problems in 
this country," Fields said. "And one 
of the solutions, in my opinion, is 
making sure the government does 
the right things in the area of educa- 
tion. I think the government can 
play a bigger and more productive 
role in the area of education, par- 
ticularly elementary and secondary." 

Career Choices 

Lasorda to make NSU debut 

Students had the opportunity to meet with over 20 
businesses at the annual Career/Graduate day in the 
Student-Union Tuesday. 

Susan Kliebert 

Current Sauce 

Baseball legend Tommy 
Lasorda will begin this year's Dis- 
tinguished Lecture Series at 9:30 
a.m. Nov. 3 in the A.A. Fredericks 
Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Lasorda has been with Los An- 
geles Dodgers for the past 44 years, 
serving as manager for the last 15 
years. His lecture will be filled with 
"stories, humor and the lessons 
learned form creating and maintain- 
ing a successful organization," Ruth 
Alben, of Speaker Services, said. 

"We haven't had any sports fig- 
ures in a few years," Tom Whitehead, 
coordinator of the Distinguished 
Lecture Series, said. "Last year we 
has a newscaster, an historian and a 

The goal of the series is to bring 
diverse speakers to the University. 
We don't intend to please everyone 

all the time, just some people all the 


One of the most remembered 
speakers from the last series was 
poet Maya Angelou. A record crowd 
filled Prather Coliseum to hear 
Angelou speak about womanhood, 
poetry, laughter and African-Ameri- 
can hislory. 

"To summarize her speech in 
two words, it was captivating and 
inspiring," said Jerry Mullins, a se- 
nior Scholars' College fine and per- 
forming arts major. "We need people 
who have insight into the real world, 
who can guide us and give us words 
of wisdom. 

"That's what Maya did. She 
gave me strength to believe that I 
can make something good happen in 
this crazy world." 

Another speaker in last year's 
series was newscaster Catherine 
Crier. Crier gave a speech entitled, 
"The World is Watching," which fo- 
cused on television viewers' respon- 


"I though she was interesting 
because I saw her on the news," 
Donald DeHarde, a sophomore biol- 
ogy/pre-med major said. "It was nice 
to hear form someone I recognized. 
But I think it's too much [money] to 
spend on something that most people 
don't go to." 

A $20,000 budget is set for each 
series. Approximately $10,000 comes 
from students ($1 from each student 
on both the Natchitoches and the 
Shreveport campuses) and the Uni- 
versity adds in the other $10,000. 

Selection of the speakers is 
made through a "community discus- 
sion," according to Whitehead. Price 
and speaker responsiveness are also 
included in the selection. 

"Sometimes speakers don't 
want to come because of the drive 
from Shreveport," Whitehead said. 

Classes will be canceled during 
the scheduled lecture time. The lec- 
ture is free and open to the public. 


Northwestern faculty 
appear on StBtoBne 

Northwestern faculty members 
discussed the University's methods 
of using cable television to deliver 
classes for credit in a statewide broad- 
cast Tuesday. 

Dr. Ron McBride, head of the 
Department of Journalism and Tele- 
communications, Dr. Bob Gillan, co- 
ordinator of continuing education 
and lifelong learning and SuJuan 
Boutte appeared onStateline, a pub- 
lic affairs program sponsored by the 
Louisiana Cable Television Associa- 

The University delivers classes 
to sites around North and Central 
Louisiana via satellite and on cable 
television. Northwestern broadcasts 
a class in British literature twice 
weekly to cable systems in Natchi- 
toches, Many and Mansfield. The 
department also sends a space sci- 
ence class to schools Monday through 
Thursday using satellite and cable 

Country singer Tim 
McGraw to perform at 

One of country music's hottest 
new acts, Tim McGraw, will appear 
in concert at Northwestern at 7 p.m. 
Oct. 7 Prather Coliseum. The con- 
cert is sponsored by the Student Ac- 
tivities Board. 

Two popular compact disks, 
Welcome to The Club, and Not a 
Moment Too Soon, and three hit 
singles, Indian Outlaw, Don't Take 
The Girl and Down on The Farm, 
have made McGraw a familiar name 
to country music fans. 

The singles show a wide musical 
range. Indian Outlaw is a hard-driv- 
ing song that inspired a dance. Down 
on The Farm is a song about getting 
together with friends on Friday night 
in a neighbor's farm field, and Don't 
Take The Girl, is an emotional bal- 
lad that reflects the changing priori- 
ties a young man experiences as he 
goes through life. 

McGraw's music reflects his 
Northeast Louisiana rjoots. Hegrew 
up in the Richland Parish commu- 
nity of Start and attended Northeast 
Louisiana University. One summer, 
he bought a guitar and taught him- 
self how to play. By that fall, he was 

Family Day, Saturday, allowed parents and family members to get a closer look at Northwest- 
ern. The day began with registration in the Fine Arts Auditorium and an assemby featuring 
Becky Blaney, a comedienne. Parents were also treated to dinner at Iberville Cafeteria and 
were given tickets to see the Demons play against East Texas State. 

playing the club circuit around 
Northeast Louisiana and in Jack- 
sonville, Fla. and had decided he 
wanted to be a musician. 

"It's like something hits you 
upside the head and you say 'Wow, 
this is what I'm supposed to do," 
McGraw said. "I was just en- 

His first CD, Welcome to The 
Club, led Country Music Magazine 
to name him one of "Country's Most 
Likely to Succeed" last year. The CD 
also established a new genre of mu- 
sic, turbo-tonk. 

Advance general admission 
tickets are $10 and $12 the day of 
the show. Northwestern students 
are admitted free with student iden- 
tification. Tickets can be purchased 
in Rm. 214 in the Student Union. 
For more information, call 357-6511. 

Math professor runs 
for leukemia victim 

Any afternoon visitor to North- 
western has probably seen Dr. 
Charles Viers going the distance. 
Viers, a professor of mathematics, 
runs an average of 10 miles a day 
around the campus. 

Viers, 53, runs for his health 
and he enjoys it. Now he's also run- 
ning for someone else's health. In 
August, Viers joined Team In Train- 
ing, a program to assist the Leuke- 
mia Society of America. Viers along 
with 60 other Louisiana runners will 
train for and run in the London Mara- 
thon next April in order to fight leu- 
kemia, the number one fatal disease 
affecting children ages one through 

"We each will obtain pledges or 
donations for each mile that we run 
in The London Marathon," Viers said. 
"Each runner must secure $2,800 in 
donations before he is able to enter 
the marathon." 

All donations to the Louisiana 
Team In Training are designated for 
the patient aid program. This pro- 
vides direct assistance to leukemia 
patients in Louisiana. Currently, 
over 1,500 people in Louisiana are 
registered with the patient aid pro- 
gram. "Each runner runs in honor of 
a certain leukemia patient," Viers 

Viers will dedicate his London 
Marathon to Nicole Campbell, 12, of 
Natchitoches. Campbell is recover- 
ing from lymphoma, a leukemia re- 
lated disease. She and her family are 
living in the Oak Grove area of Nat- 

chitoches, about one mile from Vi- 
ers' home. 

"I've met and talked with Nicole 
on several occasions," Viers said. "I 
gave her a tee-shirt to recognize 
that I'm running for her in The Lon- 
don Marathon." 

Contributions to the Leukemia 
Society of America have made re- 
search advances and patient aid pos- 
sible for Campbell. In 1960 the sur- 
vival rate for childhood leukemia 
was five percent. Today, the rate is 
80 percent and, by the year 2000, 
the Leukemia Society hopes to find 
a cure. 

For more information about 
making a contribution to the Team 
In Training program, contact Viers 
at 357-0354. 

Roommate's depres- 
sion could bo conta- 

Feeling run-down' Weepy? 
Don't want to get out of bed in the 

morning? You may have caught a 
bug from your roommate: depres- 

Depressed students can make 
their roommates feel more de- 
pressed, according to a study re- 

cently conducted by Dr. Thomas E. 
Joiner of the University of Texas 
Medical Branch in Galveston. Re- 
sults of the study appeared recently 
in the Journal of Personality and 
Social Psychology. 

If the roommates are the types 
who crave constant reassurance, the 
study said, then they were more 
likely to catch the blues. Nearly 100 
pairs of roommates — male and fe- 
male, including those who picked 
each other and those thrown together 
by lottery — were examined. 

Regal drug use holds 


Tuesday, September 27, 1994 

After more than a decade of 
decline, illegal drug use in the United 
States increased slightly last year, 
according to the federal government. 

The 1993 National Household 
Survey on Drug Abuse found that 
11.7 million Americans, approxi- 
mately 6 percent of the population 
12 years or older, used drugs in 1993. 
That number is slightly higher than 
the 11.4 million who admitted drug 
use in 1992. 

Use of illegal drugs hit an all- 
time high in 1979, when 24.3 million 
Americans said they were users. 
Since that time, drug use has de- 
clined each year. This year's figures, 
however, break the 13-year down- 
ward trend. 

Marijuana is the most common 
drug, used by 77 percent of the illicit 
drug users. Cocaine use remained at 
1.3 million in 1993, same as 1992. 
Cocaine use peaked in 1985, when 
5.3 million were using the drug. 

Although the number of heavy 
drinkers stayed the same at 11 mil- 
lion, the use of alcohol among 12- to 
17-year-olds increased from 16 per- 
cent in 1992 to 18 percent in 1993. 
More than 26 percent of the nation's 
heavy drinkers also used drugs in 
1993, while less than 8 percent of 
casual drinkers did. 

The survey Stated teen-agers 
view drugs as less of a risk than 
other age groups. In addition to re- 
porting increased use of marijuana, 
teens indicated that drug use goes 
hand in hand with smoking and 
heavy drinking. 

Like those surveyed before 
them, half of the teen-agers said 
marijuana, cocaine, PCP and heroin 
posed little risk to their health and 

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Greeks Assisting Greeks 

Greeks Assisting Greeks will 
meet at 5 p.m. tomorrow in Rm. 305 
of the Student Union. 


S.P.A.D.A. will meet at 5 p.m. 
Thursday in Rm. 305 of the Student 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The Rhapsody in Pink: Girl Talk 
2 will be 8 p.m. today in the Student 
Union Faculty Lounge. 

The 1994 Fall Rush will be 8 
p.m. Oct. 11 in the President's Room. 
Interested ladies should have a 2.5 
cumulative and semester GPA and 
15 Northwestern credit hours. They 
should write a letter of interest and 
forward official transcripts prior to 
rush to Madeline Valrie, Route 3, 
Box 13 B, Natchitoches, LA 71457. 

One dollar raffle tickets are be- 
ing sold for a $50 Wal-Mart gift 
certificate. Drawing is Oct. 1. 

The Homecoming Step Off 
Greek Show will be 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in 
the intramural building. Advanced 
tickets are $3. Regular tickets are 

Non-Traditional Student Orga- 

The Non-Traditional Student 
Organization (NTSO) will meet at 
noon tomorrow in Rm. 221 of the 
Student Union. Francis Conine, di- 
rector of the Career/Counseling Cen- 

,(«£■;•-' -v •> ''^ 

ter, will be the guest speaker. Also, 
we will take nominations for secre- 

Bring your lunch and come meet 
your fellow non-traditional students. 

Student Government and Home- 
coming Elections 

Elections for student govern- 
ment junior class senators, home- 
coming court and Mr . and Miss NSU 
will be tomorrow in Iberville Dining 
Hall during meal times and Thurs- 
day in the Student Union lobby all 
day. Runoffs will be Oct. 5 and 6. 
Only full-time undergraduates and 
graduates may vote. Students must 
present a valid student identifica- 
tion card to vote. 

Blue Key 

Blue Key will meet at 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday in Rm. 321 of the Student 
Union. The attendance policy was 
announced at the last meeting and 
will be enforced from now on, so be 
there, all blotter information must 
be turned in on Thursday so sell 
your ads if you haven't done so. This 
is very important. Yearbook pictures 
are coming up soon so check the 
times. Call Clay Gardner at 352- 
8827 if you have any question. 

Omega Psi Phi 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity In- 
corporated is holding a smoker at 
7:30 p.m. Thursday in the President's 
Room in the Student Union. You 
must have at least a 2.5 GPA to 
submit an application for member- 
ship, but all interested are still en- 
couraged to attend. We are looking 
for some strong-minded young broth- 
ers to carry on the tradition of the 
true Omega man. 


The Northwestern Association 
of Family and Consumer Science 
will have its first meeting at 2 p.m. 
Thursday in the Alumni Room of the 
Family and Consumer Science Build- 
ing. Members will install new offic- 
ers and discuss the organization's 
recycling program. All majors of this 
department are encouraged to at- 
tend for a chance to win a $5 student 
membership in completion of the 
NAFCS membership drive. 

Nursing majors 

Attention nursing majors. The 
NLN exam time has changed from 
12 to 4 p.m. to 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30, 
1994 in Rm. 138 Kyser Hall. 

The NSU International Film Se- 

The NSU International Film 
Series presents Carlos Saura's El 
Jardin de las Delicias (The Garden 
of Delights) at 7 p.m. Friday in Rm. 
142, Studio A, Kyser Hall. This com- 
plex and darkly humorous film, fo- 
cusing on a cruel family's attempts 
to force an amnesia victim into re- 
membering the number to his Swiss 
bank account, is a disturbing, surre- 
alistic portrait of the frustration 
caused by helplessness. This 1970 
film is in Spanish with English sub- 
titles. The NSU International Film 
Series is sponsored by the Louisiana 
Scholars' College, the Department 
ofTelecommunications and Journal- 
ism and the Department of Lan- 
guage and Communication. Admis- 
sion is free. 

KNWD 91.7 FM 

KNWD 91.7 FM plays urban 
music: rap, jazz, hip hop, R&B and 
gospel. Urban music is played Mon- 
days 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesdays 11 
p.m. to 6 a.m., Wednesdays 9 p.m. to 
6 a.m., Thursdays 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., 
Fridays 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Saturdays, 
and Sundays 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tune in 
and listen to your favorite radio per- 
sonalities Sweet KD., D.J. Ecstasy, 
D.J. Mysterious, D.J. Spice, D.J. 
Double A, Chocolate, D Nice, 
Tenderoni, D.J. Brax and D.J. Chill. 
For more information call Antwonne 
Lane, urban music director. 

Purple Jackets 

The Purple J ackets will meet at 
7:30 a.m. tomorrow in Rm. 321 of the 
Student Union. 

The Current Sauce 

The Current Sauce will have a 
mandatory staff meeting for all staff 
writers, editors, photographers, col- 
umnists, layout personnel and Jour- 
nalism 2020 students at 5 p.m. to- 
morrow in Rm. 225 Kyser Hall. As- 
signments and staff handbooks will 
be given out. 

Continued from front page 

community, Therien said, "... I want 
to make clear that I leave the Schol- 
ars' College, which I joined in its 
second year, with deep regret and 
against my will." 

Therien also said, "They (ad- 
ministrators at the College and at 
the University) came to this deci- 
sion despite the unanimous endorse- 
ment I received from members of the 
faculty who were charged with re- 
viewing my performance over the 
last six years and despite consis- 
tently positive evaluations by previ- 
ous directors of the College. No Uni- 
versity committee was involved.... 

Indeed, I still don't know why I was 

Other students felt strongly 
about the professors being denied 
tenure, but refused to be identified, 
fearing retaliation. 

"I also don't agree with the fact 
that there [were] a lot of changes 
over the summer that the students 
and a lot of the faculty were .not 
made aware of," one student at the 
protest said. "LSC has always had a 
tradition of students faculty and ad- 
ministration working together and 
I feel that that is being lost this 

"I think that they should not 
deny tenure to these professors, " a 

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start to put out applications," a sopho 1 !°ssessiori 
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assume a position as assistant to th» K 1 " 111 ? a 1 
academic vice-president at Beloitu lne P 
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Regional archaeologist investigates possible historic sites 

Bridgette Morvant 
Heather Urena 

Current Sauce 

Much attention has been given 
to the coming of the Historic Preser- 
vation Center, but Northwestern has 
been home to a Regional Archaeol- 

r Program for the past five years. 
According to Jeff Girard, the 
archaeologist assigned to the lab 
Lince its inception, the Louisiana 
Division of Archaeology, part of the 
state Department of Cultural Re- 
sources, Culture, Recreation and 
Tourism, created the program. 
"Several years ago they [Louisi- 
la Division of Archaeology] only 
iad a small staff in Baton Rouge and 
[people would call them up and ask 

them about things that they found 
on their land and they wanted to 
know if it was important," Girard 

"Basically, they couldn't tell 
them much over the phone. They 
didn't actually have a staff to go and 
check it out. So, the state archaeolo- 
gist, who at the time was Dr. 
Kathleen Byrd (who is now the [so- 
cial science] department head here), 
initiated this program where we have 
regional archaeologists here at 
Northwestern and also at Northeast 
[Louisiana University]." 

In addition to money from the 
State Legislature, the National Park 
Service funds the Regional Archae- 
ology Program through a grant which 

the University partially matches, 
according to Girard. The University 
also provides both office space and 
general logistical support. 

Some of the grant money for the 
program goes towards the hiring of 
student workers. Without a staff of 
his own, Girard said students help 
in all projects. Over last springbreak 
all the students majoring in anthro- 
pology were involved in a project in 
DeSoto Parish, he said. 

Girard said he spends about 50 
percent of his time in the field. He 
investigates archaeological sites 
from a 14-parish area covering cen- 
tral and northwestern parishes, es- 
pecially along the Red River. His 
specialty is in the pre-history of Loui- 


"Most of what I do is work with 
private land owners and answer 
questions that they have about 
things that they've found," Girard 
said. "Also I initiate a lot of the 
projects myself in areas where we 
know there are many archaeological 
sites and they're in danger of being 
destroyed .... I try to find out as 
much as I can before that happens. 
Also [I investigate] areas where we 
know very little about what hap- 
pened in the past." 

Girard uses the Northwestern 
lab to clean, catalog and preserve 
the artifacts. Students can view 
many of the artifacts in Williamson 
Museum in Kyser Hall. However, 

large collections of artifacts and the 
collection of field research are used 
by scholars. 

Through archaeology, informa- 
tion is provided on lifestyles and 
political background, Girard said. 

"The archaeological record of the 
past is something that is fragile . . . 
Once it's gone, it's gone," Girard said. 
"I try to instill a little sensitivity in 
that regard. 

"A lot of people just don't realize 
that — they find a few Indian arti- 
facts or historic artifacts and they 
just don't know whether or not this 
is something that is important for 
learning about the past or not. 

"And I try, that if there is some- 
thing there, to tell them, Yes, this is 

something important and any steps 
you can make to preserve what you 
have will be helpful to everybody in 

In addition to his work in the 
field, Girard spends a lot of time 
maintaining site records and pre- 
paring his annual report. Girard also 
travels around the state lecturing to 
school children and amateur archae- 
ology groups. 

On Sept. 30 he will lecture at 
the Sabine Parish Library on the 
"Archaeology of Toledo Bend Reser- 
voir" as part of Louisiana Archaeol- 
ogy Week 1994. Archaeology Week 
(Sept. 25 - Oct. 1) is an attempt to 
bring public attention to archaeol- 

QNSU Theater gets ready for Thursday performance of A Chorus Line 
t sinouLfip sfnsfiTion 

Hank Cannon 
Current Sauce 

1 material 

Michael Bennet's A Chorus Line is a show of real- 
sm. The show, which deals with the life of Broadway 
s entered chorus dancers, requires little in scene design, costume 
hitoches, ;reation, as compared to other shows such as She Stoops 
to Conquer, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the 
.- ipeoming Romeo and Juliet. 

The original show was first staged in 1575, and it 
wssesses a lot of 70s images and memories. For the 
Northwestern production Ed Brazo, director and chore- 
grapher, modernized the show, bringing it into the 90s. 
[he basic issues of the show, including plastic surgery, 
lomosexuality and inter-business relationship dynam- 
os, are intact. Only some names and a few dates have 

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Seen changed to reflect that this is taking place in the 
■ K)s. The costumes had to be updated to go with the 

TlirC "I totally v 90-fied' it," Sharon Foster, costume 

iesigner for the Department of Creative and Perform- 

starting Arts said - " It>s ver y 70s ' if they u P dated the dates 
good pro-'' 1611 wn y not tne costumes." 

i better by - According to Foster, most of the costumes were 
m going to S? m S s that man y °f the cast already had in their 
i "asopho-P° ssession - Because the characters are at an audition 
' {j ec igioU hey have to dress to be noticed and be tasteful. 

"Really the thing is getting all of them a good look 
his last P d t0 S ood at same time without drawing 
leaving! T 118 '" Foster said - " The most P roblems came with 
tanttotheS ndin S a rental company for the finale costumes." 
t Beloiti«l : ^ ne P rimar y scenery is a system of mirrors at the 
be deparfcp 81 " of the stage. Made from stretched and heated 
>ster ™ylar borrowed from Carbondale in Illinois, which 
vations in| | ft a g ed the P la y this summer. The mirrors can be pivoted 
The st»r a black matte faces the audience. There is also a third 
and this»i' ,ackin g d epicting a surrealistic New York cityscape 
e back to-^ich will be presented to the audience during the 

Much of the show's mood changes depend on the 
lighting. Designed and implemented by student work- 
ers and David Schmidt, technical director for the de- 
ment of creative and performing arts, the lighting 
heme will enable the audience to differentiate be- 
een the reality of the audition and the surreality of 
e characters' musings. 

When this show is usually performed, a musical 
emble complete with brasses, electric guitar and 
ass, and an organ is used to provide music, 
orthwestern's production will feature the usage of 
usical digital interface technology (Midi). Faren 
born, associate voice professor and musical director 
for A Chorus Line, programmed all of the major musical 
wmbers into the computer note by note. 

Some of the background music will be played live on 
e piano by Terry Byars because of timing with 
ialogue. According to Raborn, Midi was used because 
* ensemble of the necessary size could not be as- 
mbled due to the demands of football season. The 
Computer is going to be bolstered by the addition of 
e xternal percussion, electric guitar, and a couple of 
tr umpets and trombones. The result is a huge sound 
a small group. 

"It's not that different from working with an orches- 

tr a," Rayborn said. "If we were using an orchestra, the 

"^st would rehearse with a piano up until the week 

^fore the show, then the orchestra would be brought 

Members of the crew practice taking cues for flipping A Chorus Line opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 
mirrors(above). Randy Thompson, sophomore, works A.A. Fredricks Auditoium and will only run through 
on costumes for the upcoming production (inset). Friday. For ticket information, call 357-5814. 

Behind the scenes action is a must for show to go on 

Heather Urena 

Current Sauce 

Putting on a production requires more than just 
actors, singers and dancers. 

A good performance also requires people to design 
the show and produce the show. Production requires a 
lot of time, experience and dedication. 

The department offers a class in stage craft, but the 
course only exposes theater majors to the work involved. 
According to Kim Howard, a senior and stage manager 
for A Chorus Line, and Allison de Leon, a junior and 
assistant stage manager, production has to be learned 
by jumping in "feet first." 

"They can't teach you in a book how to cut a board," 
Howard said. "You've got to get your hands on the saw." 

"You learn as you do it," de Leon said. 

A normal production requires a costumer, technical 
director, director, assistant director, stage manager, 
assistant stage manager, lighting board operator, sound 
operator, sound and light designers and runners. 

Several members of the production team must sit 
through rehearsals and take blocking notes to be pre- 

pared for the final product. According to de Leon, block- 
ing is keeping track of all movement done on stage. 

Some of the things Howard and de Leon have to 
manage are lighting cues, scene changes and proper- 

"Everything that's going on, every aspect of a show, 
we're aware of it," de Leon said. 

"A stage manager usually is a person who is an 
actor also, because you've got to know what it's like to be 
on stage to be a technician." 

The stage manager and assistant stage manager 
must know the show "backwards and forwards" so, in 
case of a problem on stage, they must be able to replace 
an actor without anyone in the audience knowing. 

The stage manager also focuses on the overall 
picture from the booth, and the assistant stage manager 
handles who or what goes on and off the stage. 

"Every time the lights go up or go down, that's her 
giving the cues," de Leon said. 

"I came here for acting," de Leon said. "I got a 
scholarship for acting, but I switched to technical the- 
ater because I like that better," de Leon said. 

Both agreed that they enjoy acting, but working 
with production is more likely to keep them employed — 

and possibly get their feet in the door. 

"We're both up here to be on stage actually. That's 
what we're both here for, but in theater you can't just 
rely on getting every show," Howard said. "You're not 
going to get cast. You have to fall back on what you can 

"I think my first love is to be on stage, of course, 
that's anybody's. Only when a show like A Chorus Line 
comes up and you don't sing or dance, well, you've got to 
take what you can take." 

' "If you're an actor/singer/performer, then you've 
got it made," de Leon said. 

De Leon is a master carpenter and a master electri- 
cian. This past summer she became certified in stage 
combat. She did this to benefit her position in produc- 
tion — rather than for use as an acting credential. 

"You don't make a lot of money doing this kind of 
thing (summer stock productions). You're really scrap- 

Howard said most actors and performers have to 
wait tables, tend bar or work the night shift at gas. 
stations because they have to have a job that is flexible 
for auditioning. "The money comes where the work is," 
Howard said. 

Hill becomes sixth University police officer to win officer of the year honoi 

Jeff Cryf.r 

Current Sauce 

The Louisiana University Po- 

' Ce Association named Scotty Hill, 
^°rthwestern police officer, State 
0f ficer of the Year. 

Hill is from Coushatta where he 
^ides with his wife, two sons and a 

v- He attended Louisiana College 
° r three years before becoming a 
sliice officer. He trained at the 

Bossier Parish Commu- 
nity College Police Acad- 
emy and continues to 
return yearly for re- 
quired service training. 

"Officer Hill is a big 
asset to our department," 
Rickie Williams, Univer- 
sity police chief, said. "He 
is willing to go above and 
beyond what is required 
to do his job." 

Hill has been a mem- 

ber of the Northwest- 
ern police force since 
1992. He formerly 
worked for the 
Coushatta and Alex- 
andria police depart- 
ments before coming 
to Northwestern. 

Hill credits 
Northwestern's pro- 
gressive department 
and good equipment 

as reason for coming here. 

"The police department and its 
officers receive good backing from 
the administration and Chief Will- 
iams, and you need that to have a 
successful police department," Hill 
said. "Chief Williams tries to get us 
the most modern and updated equip- 
ment available." 

As an example, Hill used the 
hand-held computers that print 
parking tickets. The computersmake 

it easier and quicker to issue a ticket 
and to identify a vehicle with any 
past violations. 

Hill said the Northwestern po- 
lice department is a bona-fide police 
department and is capable of con- 
ducting investigations and perform- 
ing arrests, among other responsi- 
bilities. Hill was nominated by his 
department and attended the state 
convention held in Ruston this year. 
He was named State Officer of the 

Year following an interview at the 

No other university police de- 
partment in the state has had the 
success of Northwestern in recent 
years, having five of the past six 
State Officers of the Year. 

Past winners from Northwest- 
ern include Det. Sgt. Doug Prescott 
(1989), Officer Bill Dickinson (1990), 
Officer Joey Cox (1991) and Officer 
Sonia Robinson (1992). 


The Current Sauce is a student- 

The Student 

operated publication based at 

Newspaper of 
Northwestern State 

Northwestern State University. It 
is published weekly during tlie fall 
and spring semesters and bi- 

Est. ion 

weekly m the summer. Opinions 

Jeff Guin 

Bridgette Morvant 
Managing Editor 

expressed herein are those of the 
specific writer and not necessarily 
those of the staff, its adviser, the 

Jane Baldwin 
News Editor 

administration or the Board of 



EditoriaK )p 

After many people witnessed the suicide of former police officer Paul 
Broussard on live television, it is once again time to reevaluate the role of 
the media in today's society. 

One of Alexandria's local television stations had been with the situa- 
tion all of the morning on Sept. 15. Broussard had shot his estranged wife 
early in the morning in the Alexandria Courthouse and had moved outside, 
still with gun in hand. The television station decided to go live with its 
coverage from a building across the street. 

Many people watched the drama unfold before their very eyes. We 
watched Broussard talk with negotiators for what seemed like hours on end. 
The reporter covering the story warned of viewer discretion as we stayed 
glued to our sets. 

Finally, at approximately 11:15 of that fateful day, Broussard shrugged 
negotiators away for the last time. He sat down and proceeded to take his 
life in front of the shocked viewers. 

Immediately after Broussard committed the fatal act, the reporter 
pushed the camera away from the scene and began apologizing for what we 
all had just seen. But it was too late. The damage had been done and it was 

This poses many questions to the role of the media in today's society. 
Has the media lost all morals in what scenes they show or are they doing 
their jobs? Is today's irresponsible media crippling the relations between 
itself and the public? 

Ever since our esteemed and morally upstanding President Bill Clinton 
was inaugurated, the social and moral values of the press and the nation 
have obviously been lowered. Slandering and ruining reputations have 
seemed to be the backbone of the Clinton regime. The press has taken every 
advantage of this social demoralization for their own dastardly purposes. 

Just look at some of the scenes the public has witnessed in recent 
months, namely the O.J. Simpson case. Ever since the now infamous Ford 
Bronco chase, the press has kept constant coverage on Simpson while 
totally disregarding the true tragedy. The true sadness is somebody lost 
their life and there really have been no angles to that effect. 

Look also at the Menendez and Bobbitt trials. The two trials were 
turned into circuses. All the while the real stories were two obviously guilty 
boys killed their parents and a sick woman cut off an unsuspecting man's 
penis. The press perceived the perpetrators as victims themselves, and 
these incorrigibles of society were given walking papers by the public. 

Thankfully, there is some hope. The public has begun to realize the 
press' failing morals and have started to interpret things through their own 
eyes. As more and more of the public begins to realize this, the press will 
have to improve their relations with their audience. More truthful and 
objective writing will start. 

There is an obvious decay in the morals of the press and society. 
Watchdogs such as Rush Limbaugh have tried to keep the media on it toes 
to responsible journalism. The main focus to bring the press back to clean 
reporting is the public. Once everyone stands up and says, "I've had 
enough," the press will realize the incorrect path it has chosen. 

Until then, independent thinking is the only as an individual can 
interpret today's society. Don't bet anyone, especially the press, tell you how 
to behave or think. That's what your mind is for. 




Heather Urena, editor 
Heather Cooley, assistant editor 


Kelvin Pierce, editor 


Jane Baldwin, editor 
Sara Farrell, assistant editor 


Steve Horton 

Jeff Guin, Jonathan Tucker, Sarah Crooks 



Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 
Jeff Cryer, Business Manager 
Ron Henderson, Ad Design 

Nikole Neuner, Darkroom Manager 

NSU students: processed, reprocessed 

I wonder if it is possible for the 
entire enrollment of Northwestern 
to join efforts, use the free legal 
advice from student services and file 
a class action suit against the school 
for false advertising. Because "where 
the students come first" cannot pos- 
sibly be an accurate reflection of this 

Think about it. Faculty have 
convenient parking set aside, even 
some closer than handicap parking. 
Some bathrooms are labeled "fac- 
ulty." Why is it necessary to have 
separate facilities — especially when 
we are all adults? 

If students come first, why is 
the financial administration split 
into so many bureaucratic levels? In 
order to receive a pre-printed loan 
check disbursement, the check is 
mailed to the university, diverted 
through the nice ladies in financial 
aid for processing (what does that 
mean?), taken to the cashier's office 
and reprocessed before a student 
actually receives a check in hand. 

At the cashier's office, one would 
expect to be able to have an ex- 
change of money for several differ- 
ent purposes. The cashier's office 
allows you to pay fees or fines and 
pick up checks, but a student has to 

Heather Urena 

Circus Act 

go to the bookstore if he or she wants 
to cash a check — for no more than 
$25. And if you have a credit on your 
account, you have to request the 
financial aid office to have a check 
printed that will go through more 
processing, so at a later date you 
make pick it up — in the cashier's 

I guess that the purpose of this 
running around is to make people so 
tired of fighting and waiting in line, 
that many give up, the lines are a 
little shorter although not short at 
all and the money stays in the North- 
western account to earn a few more 
pennies... (How much do all of our 
pennies together earn?). 

If students come first, then none 
of us would have to go back and forth 
between Roy Hall every time we 
want to make a schedule change. 

The cards would be available in ev- 
ery department head's office and 
could go through campus mail. 

Northwestern pays more atten- 
tion and more money to incoming 
freshmen — especially to those fresh 
from high school — than to its older 
students. Look at the scholarship 
brochure put out by financial aid, 
and see how many of the listed 
awards are designated for freshmen. 
What? Are students just supposed to 
quit school or go into enormous debt 
once becoming sophomores? 

Students come first... when it's 
convenient. It's more convenient to 
have students run back and forth 
between department head offices, 
the Union, the cashier and Roy Hall 
than to handle things efficiently and 
in one place — or at least in close 

God forbid the administration 
that ominous whole of shifting blame 
to make things easier on the stu- 
dents who supply the tuition and 
fees and the residents of this state- 
who supply the money from taxes. 
That would make education too much 
like a business dependent on supply, 
and demand. 

Northwestern students have 
access to many services, but since; 
not enough information is supplied; 
about the wide range of facilities \ 
available money is wasted and stu- 
dents are cheated. 

The people who supply money 
demand attention and good qualityi 
education. But its difficult to get the 
best use out of the school services 
and facilities if we are unaware or 
exhausted from running from build- 
ing to building searching for the one 
person who can answer any ques- 
tions. But don't do it from noon to li 
p.m. Everyone on campus takes 
lunch then. You might as well shut 
down the campus, if not the cafete- 

Maybe Northwestern could 
avoid any discrepancies and pos- 
sible action by changing the slogan 
to "where the students come first . 
. when it's convenient." 

Torrance D. Chism 

SAB Concert Committees Chairman 

I am hereby declaring my resig- 
nation from the Student Activities 
Board effective immediately. All re- 
sponsibilities and duties of the office 
held are hereby denounced, active 
September 6, 1994. 

It is with regret that I have 
come to this decision, but also with 
great pride, and with deep motiva- 
tion. When I was selected to reside 
over this honorable position, there 
was a challenge involved. I was well 
informed that all students on this 
campus didn't have a venue to voice 
their opinions and thoughts. 
Through this office, I deeply intended 
to give those students a well de- 
served ear. 

During the course of the last 
meeting, I was railroaded into a de- 
cision I didn't make. This just went 
to show me that not only did the 
students not have a voice, but I be- 
ing a minority on this board did not 
have one. A decision was made to 
bring in this group for the concert, 
but the decision to do so was not my 
decision. I didn't even bring the 
motion to the floor for vote, that was 
done by someone else. If I was to be 
selected for this position, then the 
duties therefore should have been 
bestowed upon me also. 

If that is the way in which the 
SAB intends to run its organization, 
then I will definitely not be a part of 
it. There will also be a write up of 
this in the Current Sauce, and a 
letter sent to Dr. Alost. 

Donald Tali.ey 

Freshman, NSU 

There are a great many injus- 
tices facing each and every one of us 
in this society today. I find it very 
hard sometimes to just go on, while 
knowing that I will be the target for 
many arrows of sorrow, pain, preju- 
dice and hate. 

Everyone told me that, "College 
is different than here, you will meet 
people that are highly intelligent, 
and those same prejudices will not 
be experienced." It is that quote my 


Letters to the editor should be no more than 500 words and must 
include the signature of the author, the author's classification, 
major and phone number for fact verification. I otters must be in 
good taste, truthful and free of libel, malice and personal contro- 
versy. Inclusion of any and all material is left to the discretion of the 

mother said to m 9 that makes me go 

But, it is here at Northwestern 
State University, that I have been 
robbed, mistreated, lied on, falsely 
accused by policemen, called a nigger 
and black bastard, given numerous 
amounts of parking tickets for there 
not being enough parking spaces on 
campus and even denied a job op- 
portunity because of faculty foul- 
ups. I had my so-called constitu- 
tional rights infringed upon fre- 

I recently applied for the sta- 
tion manager position at KNWD. I 
was denied an interview, because 
the faculty and student workers of 
the media department ofNSU, which 
oversees the position's fulfillment, 
didn't have any applications so they 
said, and told me the incorrect time 
and day of the application deadline. 

How does this sound to you? I 
am sick and tired of doors being 
closed in my face without me even 
seeingthem open. This really brings 
into question what I'm really sup- 
posed to learn here at NSU. 

My application was rejected 
because it was turned in late. But it 
would not have been turned in late 
if there had been applications avail- 
able and had the incorrect deadlines 
not been given. To top that off the 
Media Board, which rejected my ap- 
plication, chose a candidate who isn't 
fully qualified. 

Where do you go when, in every 
direction you turn there is a brick 
wall that says, "YOU DON'T MAT- 

Thomas H. Worsiiam, IV 

Senior, Sociology Shreveport 

Another semester has started 

here at NSU. It has been an eventful 
one so far. The highlight of this se- 
mester by far is the opening of the 
Wal-Mart Supercenter (The Six 
Flags of Natchitoches). 

Now I must admit that the place 
is very awesome in appearance and 
it is a relief to many residents fight- 
ing the local price wars on food. How- 
ever, this letter is not about the Wal- 
Mart price wars on food. However, 
this letter is not about the Wal-Mart 
Supercenter, it is about that eyesore 
called the Keyser Avenue Bridge. 

It is time to get rid of that struc- 
tural nightmare and replace that 
bad boy with a new five-lane bridge. 
This is 1994 not 1894, and a new 
industrial revolution is beginning in 

I do realize that this letter may 
upset some of those folks at the Na- 
tional Historical (Hysterical) Soci- 
ety but it is time to catch up with 

the rest of civilization and start mov- 
ing on towards the future. 

My family is from Natchitoches 
and I am all for the preservation of 
history, but I do have enough com- 
mon sense to know that when the 
town was expanding back in the years 
of the horse and buggy, they were 
more than happy to build roads, 
bridges and even overpasses for that 
"evil" invention of the automobile. 
What if some people rallied together 
back in the old days and said, "No, 
we are not going to allow a railroad 
to move into town, or build high- 
ways, or create Sibley Lake or pour 
1-49. This would destroy the heri- 
tage of our community." 

What if 1-49 was never built? It 
has been a major factor in the in- 
crease of enrollment here at NSU 
during the past five years, as well as 
a source of economic prosperity for 

the city. The point is some residents 
want to have a big city and others a 
small community. 

Can there be a compromise in 
the same place? Yes. New Orleans 
has managed to keep its heritage 
and become a major industrial andi 
economic power with tourism. Whjf» 
can't Natchitoches? What is wrong, 
with Natchitoches becoming a big 

IfNatchitoches wanted to main- 
tain a historical small-town loofc 
than it should never allowed major 
expansion programs like the 
Supercenter to be built here — along 
with the filming of Steel Magnolia 3 ' 
the opening of a Shoney's, the build' 
ing of a mall and of course the world- 
famous Natchitoches Christina' 

I know that the city 01 
Natchitoches and its businesses do 
not want to see the Christmas festi 
val canceled due to the headache 
large crowds and traffic. Who wi 
to come to a parade and fireworks 
they cannot get to them? People 
get tired of two-hour-long traffi 1 
jams. They may not return. Tourist 8 
go home and they talk. 

Natchitoches is growing an^i 
that scares some people. I under 
stand that change is scary and it ■* 
an adjustment, but change is al 8 "' 
inevitable. Do something now b* - 
fore it's too late. 

Is the city of Natchitoches goi"^ 
to wait until the sacred shrine <*>''' 
lapses and kills someone? This wou^ 1 
create more problems than beft"*, 
with law suits and the main fact * 
no bridge at all. Is Natchitoches 
ing to take unnecessary risks bef" 1 * 
measures are taken to construct* 
new bridge. , 

I am sure that the founders 9 
Natchitoches would not mind if** 
tore down one small bridge to m$ e 
it easier for its residents and visit^ 
to move on the future and possibly 9 
bright and better tomorrow. 

Natchitoches is becoming 
boom town of opportunities and bu 5 ' 
ness. It is time to expand and 
change into a bigger pair of cloth** 
We have outgrown our britches a 11 
our bridges. 



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MEETING 9/20/94 

The meeting was called to order by Presi- 
dent of the Senate Wendy Crochet. The pledge 
was led by Amy Dafler and the prayer was led 
by Jonathan Gauthier. Jonathan Gauthier 
called roll and Kasey N'unley was not present. 
A motion was made to approve the minutes as 
being read and Blair Dickens made an an- 
nouncement to add Dana Louis to the list of 
Who's Who nominations. The amendment was 
seconded, passed, and the minutes were cor- 
rected and approved as being read. 

Jacinda Averitt called for officer's re- 
ports. Clay Gardner said he will give a copy of 
the buget to each Senator as soon as the copy 
machine is working. 

Jacinda announced that Adam Janik sent 
a letter asking for a volunteer or volunteers to 
help or chair a committee for the Homecoming 
reception. No one volunteered so someone will 
be appointed. Jacinda also announced that no 
one is doing office hours and each Senator is to 
have thirty points each month. A sign up sheet 
schedule was passed around for Senators to 
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tion. Pictures will be taken Wednesday, Sep- 
tember 21 in room 113 Kyser for Junior Sena- 
tor candidates. Candidates are Shawn 
Schenyer, Misti Mayeux, and Jeff Burkett. 
There will be no Senator-at-largeelection. New 
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election. The election committee meets at 3-30 
p.m. Thursday September 22 at the SGA office. 

Blair announced that Rick Belles is the 
new graduate Senator by acclamation. Blair 
reminded Senators about office hours and that 
they may be done outside of the office. The 
election dates will be September 28 in Iberville 
Dming Hall and September 29 in the Student 
Union. Runoff dates are October 5 and 6. Misti 
Maveux, Shawn Schenyer, and Jeff Burkett 
will run and only Juniors will be voting in this 

Melissa Mabou and Paul Ayo volunteered 
to be on the Committee on Organiizations 
which meets the first Thursday of every month 
at 11:00 a.m. 

Wendy Crochet announced that Club 
Sports committee will meet next Monday at 
6:30 p.m. 

Misti Mayeux gave the SAB report. She 
talked about the "Thursday Night Live" show 
that SAB is sponsoring. She also reminded the 
Senate about the upcoming SAB concert fea- 
turing Tim McGraw. 

Free Speech Forum will meet Friday Sep- 
tember 23 at 3:30 p.m. in 310 of the Student 
Union. Traffic and Safety committee will meet 
I hursday September 22 at 5:30 p.m. Academic 
Affairs chairman Mark Alexander needs to 
know who is interested in joining the commit- 

Under old business, Paul Ayo moved to 
remove the table on the Bowling Team legisla- 
tion. It passed unanimously. Jacob Johnson 
announced that Bowling Team winnings if 
any will go to the University for scholarships. 
Paul Ayo motioned to approve Bowling Team 
budget. It was seconded and discussion was 

called. The Senate voted and result were 14 in 
favor of legislation giving $4500 to the Bowling 
Team 2 abstentions the motion passed. 

Under new business Maddie moved to 
open nominations for Homecoming Court and 
Mr. and Miss NSU. Jacinda read the qualifica- 
tions for nominees. Homecoming nominations 
were Kelly Withers, Stephanie Miller 
MaryAnn McDaniel, Jacinda Averitt, Ayesha 
Kennedy, and Kim Kennedy. Mr. NSU nomi- 
nations included Ricky Darbonne, Mark Rydel, 
and Clay Gardner. Miss NSU nominations 
included Angela Lacour, and Mona Ross. Nomi- 
nations were closed. Senators voted by secret 
ballot and winners of the SGA nominations 
were Mona Ross for Miss NSU; Clay Gardner 
for Mr. NSU; and MaryAnn McDaniel, Jacinda 
Averitt, and Ayesha Kennedy for Homecoming 
Court. 6 

Maddie moved to approve Rick Belles as 
Graduate Senator. Motion was seconded and 
passed unaimously. Blair swore Rick in as the 
graduate Senator. 

Melissa motioned to approve Jeff Burkett 
as general manager of KNWD. The motion was 
seconded and discussion was called. Much ques- 
tioning took place and many students spoke. 

Will moved to go into executive session 
Motion passed and the session began at 7:50 
Pete moved to close executive session and the 
senate resumed to the regular meeting at 8:01 

Maddie moved to vote by secret bal lot on 
whether or not the approve Jeff Burkett as 
general Manager of KNWD. Motion was sec- 
onded and passed. Senators voted and results 
were 17 voted to approve Jeff Burkett, voted 
in disapproval, and 1 abstention. Motion passed 
ancUefi Burkett is the new general manager of 

Wendy asked if there were any special 
reports, additional new business or announce- 
ments. There were none. Pete moved to ad- 
journ and the meeting was adjourned at 8 09 


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I am seeking reelection for the 
office of Student Government 
Association Senator because I enjoy 
being a voice for my fellow students 
here at Northwestern. 

In my experience as a senator, 
I have had the opportunity to speak 
on behalf of my peers on several 
key issues. Whether they felt that 
change was necessary or that an old 
policy should be continued, I 

Northwestern would be nothing 
without its students. It is your ideas 
that count. Let me be your voice 
on the SGA. Re-elect me, Misty 
Mayeux, as Junior class senator. 


Hi, my name is Sean Schneyer. 
I am currently a junior majoring in 
physics and Computer science. I 
am running for Junior Class Senator. 

It is my goal to make the SGA 
more assessible to the student and 
their needs. I am currently a R.A. 
in Boozman Dorm; as a R> A. I hear 
many of the complaints of the 

It is my hope to be able to do 
something about these complaints 
and make Northwestern a palce we 
can all be proud of. If these goals 
sound reasonable to you, please vote 
for me at the elections. 

Fellow students, my name is Jeff | 
Burkett, and I am running for the 
position of Junior Senator. I am 
seeking this position so that the 
student will be better informed and 
have more of a voice in the SGA. 

I feel that currently the SGA has 
been over-run by to many people 
wanting a positon just for their 
resume. If appointed I will guarantee 
that the students' voice and concerns 
will be felt and not just heard. 

Currently I am on the SGA 
Supreme Court, General Manager 
of KNWD, and actively involved in 
Kappa Alpha. Thank you for your 

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Becky Bacle Jennifer Birdwell 

Debi Cost 

Alicia C. Cousins Shelly Ruth Davis 

YVt \ssa Fields 

Angela Hennigais 

Jennifer Gilbreath S4rah Harrison 

Erin Jesse 

Martha Hooper 

TAndi Hudson 

Ayesha L. Kennedy Lauren Legendre 

Melissa Leigh 

Rene 1 Hayward 


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Ramona Reed 

Mona Ross 

Mikelytst Smith 

Susanna Smith 

Jamie St. Pe' 

Tara Williams Kelly Withers 

^■jfuesday, September 27, 1994 


Iducational issues focus of teleconference 

Leslie Hennigan 

The Current Sauce 

A group of Northwestern coun- 
ting students have been working 
i a special group project. 

They are an ensemble of gradu- 
te students in the department of 
fcudent Personnel Services. On Fri- 
ky, September 30, they will be part 
' the 1994 Interactive Student 
Laming Teleconference. 

The administration of the de- 

partment are also excited because 
Northwestern students and faculty 
will not be the only people involved. 
They are inviting administrators and 
student affairs professionals from 
area schools as far as New Orleans 
to participate in the program. 

The teleconference will be a 
graduate program in counseling and 
higher education administration. 
Student affairs professionals want 
to make these graduates aware of 
the issues that are prevalent in 

today's education system, such as 
trends on campus and getting stu- 
dents more involved in the learning 
process. The teleconference will also 
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fessionals and faculty on putting 
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It will try to help school admin- 
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rent and new ways in working in the 
classroom. During these interactive 
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able to call in their questions. 

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tration and graduates of the Stu- 
dent Personnel Services in sponsor- 
ing this teleconference is to get those 
questions answered and help the 
individual in better understanding 
the area of student learning. 

Registration for all those who 
attend will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 
a.m. in Keyser Hall, room 149. The 
Teleconference will be held from 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in Keyser 
Hall, Studio A. 

[PORTS TALK: Season looks hopeful for hapless Demons 

tontinued from back page 
Jong with George Haynes and 
(arlon Edwards at linebacker are 
[juniors or sophomores. If the De- 
ions are to bring home the title this 
Ktson, it will have to ride the de- 
|nse most of the way. 

Finally, a championship team 
eds a championship quarterback, 
lid Northwestern has that type of 

player in junior Brad Laird. Laird. 
He jumped into the top ten in sev- 
eral career passing categories last 
season, and he proved his impor- 
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went down the first two games of 
this year with a shoulder injury. If 
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field opens the running game for 

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Alexander and Terry Williamson. 
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New season brings new 
hope for SLC crown 

It's been five years since the 
Southland Conference champi- 
onship banner has flown over 
Turpin Stadium. Five longyears. 

Mark it down — you heard it 
here first. This season has the 
greatest potential of any for end- 
ing the Demons' title drought. 
There are three glaring reasons 
why I have put my head on the 
progniscator's chopping block 
over the 
1994 ver- 
sion of the 


David Weaver 



has never been noted for its domi- 
nating play' or tough schedule. 
On the contrary, the Demons 
have posted mainly mediocre 
records against mediocre sched- 
ules in the recent past. 

But, the change in attitudes 
of this football team and pro- 
gram begins with the tough 
schedule for 1994. Already, the 
Demons have faced a solid South- 
ern squad with as much talent as 
anyone in Division I-A, particu- 
larly on defense'. Coming up this 
Saturday is a matchup against 
powerhouse Troy State, a team 
that went deep into the playoffs 
last season. East Texas State and 
Delta State were no pushovers, 

This, of course, doesn't in- 
clude a conference schedule 
against defending champ 
McNeese State and perennial 
contender Stephen F. Austin, not 
to mention a revival of the old 
rivalry with an improved Louisi- 
ana Tech program. 

Most winning football 
coaches around the country will 
tell you that a tough schedule 
against quality football teams 
will actually improve their 
ballclubs. The tougher schedule 
should not only improve the De- 
mons each week, but open up a 
few more eyes around the coun- 

Second, championships are 
won with defense. How many 
times have you heard that be- 
fore? But, the cliche is basically 
true, especially in this case. The 
Demon defense has been nothing 
short of sensational going into 
this past Saturday's game against 
East Texas. 

In the first three games of 
the season, the defense had not 
given up a pure touchdown to 
anyone. After beating Nicholls, 
Head Coach Sam Goodwin noted 
that he didn't think anyone would 
have scored against the Demons 
had the offense been able to hang 
on to the football, and the facts 
back him up. 

Against Southern, both Jag- 
uar touchdowns were scored as a 
direct result of turnovers deep in 
Demon territory — an intercep- 
tion and a blocked punt. The only 
touchdown Delta State could 
muster was a long fumble recov- 
ery, and against Nicholls, the 
Colonels got nowhere near the 
Northwestern end zone. 

This defense is solid, and the 
scary thing for conference oppo- 
nents who face the Demons every 
year is that it is young. 

Linebacker Steve Readeaux 
and safety Tony Echols are the 
only seniors in the starting 
lineup. Standouts Nathan Piatt 
at tackle, Grant Crowder at end 

See Sports Talk/ Page U 

SpO PtSWeek 

Tuesday, September 2 ; , 1994 

Tuesday, September 27, 1994 ^^^H 

Demon defense meets its match | 

opening game of the season with down from the 25, Patrick Palmer George Haynes led the Demon Northwestern, 1-0 in Southland 

Mike : \\ hitmire Southern. hauled Laird's pass at the 16, and defense with nine tackles, and Conference play and 2-2 overall^' 

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For the first time this season, 
Northwestern's defense ran into an 
offense it couldn't keep under wraps. 

East Texas State quarterback 
Chandler Evans ripped the Demon 
defense for four touchdown passes 
and 219 yards as the Division II 
Lions stunned Northwestern 28-24 
Saturday in Turpin Stadium. 

"Their quarterback did a mag- 
nificent job of running their offense," 
Sam Goodwin, Demon head coach, 
said. "He was probably the differ- 
ence in the game. He did a terrific 
job of controlling our defense. I wish 
he was still at Houston." 

Evans sat out last season after 
transferring from the University of 
Houston, where he saw limited ac- 

In the second period, Evans 
threw his first touchdown pass of 
the game, breaking a string of 10- 
straight quarters in which the North- 
western defense hadn't allowed a 

The string dated back to the 

opening game of the season with 

"They picked on our defense," 
Goodwin said. "We never could con- 
trol their offense and I give them 
credit. We had them down 14-0 and 
everything was going great, then we 
turn the ball over, get some penal- 
ties, they go in and score, and we're 
fighting for our lives after that." 

After Kevin Mathis picked off a 
Brad Laird pass and returned it to 
the Demon 49, Evans engineered 
the the Lions' 11-play, 49-yard drive 
for the game winning score in the 
fourth quarter. 

On the drive, Evans connected 
on four of six passes, the final one a 
6-yard scoring strike to Ben Putnam . 
Shelby Bruhn's point after gave East 
Texas State a 28-24 lead. 

The Demons had a final oppor- 
tunity to win the game in the closing 
minutes, but turned the ball over on 
downs at the Lion 16 yardline with 
49 seconds to play. 

Northwestern got possession of 
the ball on the East Texas State 40 
with 1:54 remaining. On the first 
play, Laird connected with James 
Brock for a 15-yard gain. On third 

down from the 25, Patrick Palmer 
hauled Laird's pass at the 16, and 
the Demons used their final timeout 
facing fourth and one. 

Clarence Mathews, who scored 
two touchdowns for the Demons and 
had 102 yards rushing, tried the 
right side of the field on the fourth 
down play but came up short. 

Mathews felt he had enough for 
the first down. 

"I honestly believe I got the first 
down," Mathews said. "And to make 
things worse the referee moved the 
ball back some. I think it was a bad 
call, but it's beyond my authority 
and we just have to live with it." 

After reviewing the film Sun- 
day, Goodwin said the officials were 
apparently correct. 

"He probably didn't make it," 
Goodwin said. "I still [think] we 
didn't get the best spot, but after 
looking at the video I think we got to 
the 15 but not inside the 15 where 
we needed the ball." 

Laird was 14 for 21 passing for 
246 yards with two interceptions 
and a 78-yard touchdown pass to 
Jared Johnston, who caught four 
passes for 120 yards. 

George Haynes led the Demon 
defense with nine tackles, and 
Nathan Piatt and Grant Crowder 
each had six tackles. Piatt made 
three tackles for lost yardage and 
Crowder had two. 

The loss was just Goodwin's 
third against a Division II school in 
his 12 years at Northwestern. 

East Texas came into the game 
ranked 18th in the Division II poll. 

Northwestern, 1-0 in Southland 
Conference play and 2-2 overall 
plays Troy State Saturday. 

Laird is looking forward to fa<jTuesday, 
ing Troy State. 

"We're still 1-0 in conference' 
Laird said. "The big thing is thj| 
week's practice. We've got to forge 
this game, it's over with. We're plaJ 
ing a good team next week and j 
would be a great way to bounce back 

The Demons gang up on an East Texas player during Saturday's 
game. Northwestern lost, 27-24. 



Mike Whitmire 

Current Sauce 

Jared Johnston, who caught four passes for 120 yards 
Saturday, including a 78-yard touchdown pass from Brad Laird 
in the third quarter, is The Current Sauce's Player of the Week. 

The 120-yard performance for Johnston, a senior from 
Orange Grove, Texas, was his best ever as a Demon. 

The 78-yard scoring play actually worked twice in the 
game, once for what would've been a 56-yard score in the first 
half, but was called back on a holding penalty. 

"I lined up at tight end," Johnston said. "I usually line up 
at wideout, and Brad just gave a good fake. Everybody thought 
it was a run, and I was wide open." 

East Texas State had shown some tendencies to give up the 
big play. 

"We watched them on film, and their corners and safetys 
really filled in when it was a run play," Johnston noted. "I lined 
up a tight end and we kept running the ball and they kept filling 
in. The coaches saw it and called the play." 

Before coming to Northwestern last season, Johnston 
played at Kilgore Junior College. In 1993 he tied with James 
Brock for the most receptions, catching 21 passes for 321 yards 
and two touchdowns. 


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Tynes Hildebrand, Northwest- 
ern State's athletic director, has 
spent much time over the last year 
trying to keep positions in the Ath- 
letic Department staffed. 

Between this season and last, 
the department had 17 changes, 
mostly in coaching positions. 

"This is unprecedented," Doug 
Ireland, sports information direc- 
tor, said. "It was a combination of 

"In the case of men's basketball 
and football it was primarily a cir- 
cumstance of losing begets change. 
Most of the others left for better 

Hildebrand said the changes 
made the summer a hectic one. 

"I didn't get any time off," he 
said. "It was unbelievable, usually 

you can get a few days off in the 
summer, but this one was quite 

Dan Bell, the Demons' men's 
basketball coach, resigned after six 
years at the University. He had just 
one winning season in those six 
years. Bell is now the head coach at 
Episcopal High School in Baton 

The football program had a 
major turnover, losing five coaches. 

Donnie Cox is still employed 
with the University overseeing the 
athletic facilities. 

Linebacker coach John King and 
defensive coordinator Randy 
Huffstickler both left and are at Vidor 
High School in Texas. 

Defensive backs coach Aldon 
Kelly is now coaching in a Houston- 
area high school, and running backs 
coach Scott Stoker is coaching wide 
receivers at McNeese State. 

Demon baseball coach Jim 
Wells is now head coach at the 
University of Alabama. 

Wells coached at Northwest- 
ern for five seasons and won the 
Southland Conference title three 
of the last four years. 

Assistant head baseball coach 
Mitch Gaspard was offered Wells' 
position, but elected to go with 
Wells to Alabama. 

Head volleyball and softball 
coach Ricky McAllister resigned to 
go to the private sector. He now 
manages his wife's dental practice 
and is going into his fathers nursery 

Pat Dubois left his Southland 
Conference Champion women's ten- 
nis team to take the director of ten- 
nis and head men's tennis coaching 
position at the University of Texas 
at Arlington. The school also hired 
his wife. 

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women's basketball coach. Striegler 
took the same post at Stephen F. 
Austin, but received about an $8,000 
pay raise. 

Glen Krupica, the assistant ath- 
letic director in charge of fund rais- 
ing, resigned his post to become the 
director of the Independence Bowl 
in Shreveport. 

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Llliance and the Southeastern 
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Space Shuttle 
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i reating Cane River Creole 
'■ National Historic Park and Cane 

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i Natchitoches. U.S. Sen. J. Bennett 
Johnston, D-La, said President 
Bill Clinton is expected to sign it 
iito law within a few weeks. 


PARK: In Monday's City Council 
neeting, the Council approved the 
tity's request to pursue grants to 

I I Help fund the Alliance project. 
Wliance, formally the Trane Corp., 
plans to construct more buildings 
» the manufacturing plant of 
pcroll compressors. 


SIAN GULF: About 200 soldiers 
*ill leave to go the Persian Gulf 
because of the latest move of Iraqi 
droops on the Kuwaiti border. Two 
|Patriot air defense batteries from 
the 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air 
Defense Artillery are preparing to 
deploy although an exact time for 
their departure has not been set. 

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,utthe OTmblic safety officers have traded 
,o head patrol cars for bicycles. "It's a 
ng dep^' ot cheaper to buy $500 bikes 

than a $19,000 car," Joseph 
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Sara Farrell 

Current Sauce 

Astronaut James Donald Halsell Jr. spoke to a packed 
house of Northwestern and area high school students yes- 
terday in the Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Halsell, a Lt. Colonel in the USAF and a pilot on STS- 
65 when the seven-member crew aboard Space Shuttle 
Columbia departed from the Kennedy Space Center on July 
8, 1994, spoke about his recent mission and the difficulties 
encountered in the daily routine in space. 

First, Halsell showed the large gathering a film con- 
cerning the 15-day shuttle flight. 

The shuttle traveled at a height of 162 nautical miles 
along the Earth's circular orbit and achieved an orbiting 
speed of 5 miles per second. The takeoff used more than 
seven million pounds of thrust. 

"It's a great way to travel," Halsell said. 
Halsell described the purpose of the mission as carry- 
ing out various experiments in the fields of material and life 
sciences which could benefit mankind. 

A 30-foot tunnel separated the living quarters from the 
laboratory, where qualified astronauts began collecting 
data from the experiments. 

One experiment involved comparing animals remain- 
ing weightless to those placed in a centrifuge generating 1 
g force. These fruit flies, jellyfish and goldfish have inner 
gravity receptors in the inner ear. 

The astronauts also compared animal offspring from 
salamanders and newts to those born on Earth and found no 
substantial difference. 

The crew also examined protein growth crystals used 
in experiments trying to find possible cures for diseases 
such as AIDS. 

Astronauts also began learning how to use weightless- 
ness to make such substances as better alloys for processing 
space stations. 

"It was very gratifying to say, *Yeah, I was there, and 
I helped [repair] this experiment'," Halsell said. He said he 
believes people to be a valuable asset on flights for such 

See Halsell/ Page 6 

Former Scholars' College professor takes job at Beloit 

Jeff Guin 

Current Sauce 

A going-away party with a few 
close friends, and several still unan- 
swered questions, marked the end 
of Dr. Nate Therien's six-year ca- 
reer at the Louisiana Scholars' Col- 
lege last week. 

On Sept. 27, Therien resigned 
his position at the liberal arts hon- 
ors college and agreed to take a post 
as assistant to the academic vice 
president at Beloit College, another 
liberal arts college, located in Wis- 

Only five months ago, the pro- 

fessor was looking forward to a life- 
long career with the Scholars' Col- 
lege. He only had to complete this, 
the final, year of his "tenure track," 
and that dream would officially be- 
come reality. 

According to Therien, things 
could not have been going more 
smoothly. He already knew he had 
been recommended unanimously for 
tenure by the Scholars' College divi- 
sional tenure committee. And Ray 
Wallace, the divisional chair, had 
said that he would also recommend 
Therien's tenure request. 

"My wife and I had just refi- 
nanced our house — we were so sure 

thatit would come through, "Therien 

Then, on May 11, all that 

"Janice Sturman [another 
Scholars' professor] and I were both 
handed letters by Ray Wallace about 
an hour and a half after turning 
grades in for the spring semester," 
Therien said. The letters notified 
the professors that their tenure 
would not be renewed effective the 
1995-96 school year. At first, Therien 
was unsure how to act. 

"I was very shocked, because no 
one expected that," he said. "When 
Wallace handed me the letter, I im- 

mediately asked, 'How did this hap- 
pen,' and he told me T can't talk 
about it.'" Wallace has officially said 
that he has no comment on tenure 

And since then, Therien said he 
has been just as clueless about why 
he was not given tenure as he was 
that day. 

After receiving the letter, 
Therien began investigatingthe ten- 
ure process, trying to find out where 
his fault lay and exactly who had the 
authority to overturn the unanimous 
recommendation of the divisional 
tenure committee. 

"The process is this," Therien 

said. "The divisional committee 
makes a recommendation to the di- 
visional chair and the divisional 
chair makes his own recommenda- 
tion to the academic vice president. 
If there is a disagreement between 
the committee and the divisional 
chair, the academic vice president is 
empowered to resolve the disagree- 
ment. It was the vice president of 
academic affairs [Dr. Edward Gra- 
ham] that actually signed the let- 
ters saying we weren't going to be 

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Infimary to offer free 
AIDS teste Oct. 17 

Maxine Matta 

Current Sauce 

Students can receive free test- 
ing for AIDS and syphilis Oct. 17 
and 18 in the infirmary. 

The service is made available 
because of the increasing amount 
of AIDS and syphilis cases in Nat- 
chitoches. According to the Center 
for Disease Control and Preven- 
tion, Louisiana leads the nation 
with the highest number of syphi- 
lis cases and Natchitoches leads 
Louisiana, having the most cases 
per capita in the state. 

"The on-campus free AIDS 
and syphilis testing will benefit 
the students because they won't 
have the inconvenience of having 

to find a way out to the out-patient 
clinic to be tested," Sheila Anthony, 
university nurse, said. "Instead, it 
will be right here on campus which 
will be very convenient to most 
students. Also it will let students 
know if they have been exposed to 
any kind of disease." 

According to Anthony, the test 
takes only 10 minutes and con- 
sists of extracting blood. 

Students will receive the re- 
sults within two weeks. Counse- 
lors will be made available during 
the testing times and two weeks 
later when the results arrive. 

Testing will be available only 
to students and they must present 
their identification. Students are 
welcome even if they have not paid 
the infirmary fee. 

Watson Library goes online 

Eurethia Scott 

Current Sauce 

Students dreaming of finding 
research material throughout the 
state faster and less expensively 
can now use GENIE — Watson 
Library's new online computer cata- 
log. Northwestern held a special 
ceremony Tuesday to dedicate the 
online system. 

Students and faculty can find 
information from most of the state's 
library card catalogs within seconds 
using the Louisiana Online Univer- 
sity Information System or LOUIS. 
The online system contains data- 
bases of card catalog records from a 
mainframe computer at LSU in 
Baton Rouge. 

LOUIS was funded by $3.5 mil- 
lion in grants from various organi- 
zations such as the Board of Re- 
gents and the U.S. Department of 

Julie Mclnnis, a senior journal- 
ism major, won the contest which 
the library sponsored earlier this 
fall to name the online catalog. She 
chose the name from the choices St. 
Denis, Cavalier and Genie, but chose 
Genie because of the show / Dream 
ofJeannie and after Eugene Watson, 
for whom the library is named. 

According to Dr. Ada Jarred, 
director of libraries, the online sys- 
tem is a "consortion of academic li- 
braries throughout Louisiana. All 
the state supported universities and 
colleges are involved." 

The library is supplied with ci- 
tation databases, ERIC and 
PROQUEST, which allows students 
to pull journals and article informa- 
tion quickly. GENIE includes infor- 
mation from 12 card catalogs around 
the state. More will be added when 
funding is made available. 

"In the future it is going to have 
some citation databases on it and 

even some full text databases," 
Jarred said. 

"This will be the fulfillment of 
a dream," Jarred said. "This was a 
three year project that the academic 
librarians in Louisiana have been 
working toward so we began meet- 
ing in early 1991." 

"Our students now have access 
to materials all over the state of 
Louisiana," President Robert Alost 
said. "They'll be in the main line of 
information systems all over the 

Other universities' librarians 
were present at the dedication cer- 
emonies. "This is a great thing for 
the students especially because of 
the budget cuts," said, Marvis 
Anderson, reference librarian for 
Grambling State University. "It is 
really important for the universi- 
ties statewide to be able to share 

See Online/ Page 6 

Northwestern to offer 
GRE classes 

Northwestern's Division of Con- 
tinuing Education is offering poten- 
tial graduate students the opportu- 
nity to enhance their performance 
on the Graduate Record Exam by 
offering a series of GRE prep courses 
beginning Oct. 29. The courses are 
also scheduled from 9 to 5 p.m. Nov. 
5, 12 and 19. 

The cost of the course will vary 
depending on enrollment and will 
include a manual, tips on how to 
prepare and time to practice taking 
the test. 

The purpose of the GRE is to 
provide a standard measure that 
will permit admission decisions to 
be based, at least in part, on an 
"objective" comparison of all candi- 
dates — no matter what their col- 
lege or background. The GRE pro- 
gram is sponsored by an indepen- 
dent committee affiliated with the 
Association of Graduate Schools and 
the Council of Graduate Schools in 
the United States. 

The GRE generates three dif- 
ferent scores. The student receives 
results in the verbal, math and ana- 
lytical areas. The GRE consists of 
seven separately timed, 30-minute 
sections. Each section is devoted to a 
particular type of question in one of 
the areas. Verbal questions test the 
extent of one's vocabulary and the 
ability to read. Math questions test 
a student's knowledge of arithmetic, 
basic algebra and elementary geom- 
etry. Analytical questions test one's 
ability to think carefully and logi- 

For more information on the 
GRE prep course, contact Melanie 
McHenry in the Division of Con- 
tinuing Education at 357-4570 or 1- 

NSU theater needs cos- 

If you can't be a star, maybe 
your clothes can be. Northwestern's 
theater is in need of several items 
including clothes for use in several 
upcoming productions. 

Sharon Foster, Northwestern's 
costume designer, said men's wear 
from any period is needed. The cos- 
tume and scenery shop could also 
use a stove/oven combination in 
working order, large blocks of 

Over 290 Junior ROTC cadets from some 14 high schools throughout Louisiana and 
Mississippi braved the stormy weather to participate in Northwestern's annual 
Demon Field Training Exercise this weekend. Upon their arrival the young cadets 
were instructed on how to set up a tent. 

Styrofoam and end rolls of chicken 

These items will be used in the 
Theatre productions of The Divin- 
ers, Juno and The Peacock and 
Romeo and Juliet. Anyone with a 
donation should call 357-4319. 

NSU theater prepares 
for second fall perfor- 

Northwestern's theater will 
present a slice of life from Depres- 
sion-era Middle America in its pro- 
duction of James Leonard Jr.'s The 
Diviners Nov. 7 through 14. The 
play will run nightly at 7:30 p.m. in 
Theatre West of the A.A. Fredericks 
Center for Creative and Performing 

The Diviners is set in Indiana 
during the 1930s and tells the story 
of a disturbed boy and a disen- 
chanted preacher. 

The boy, Buddy Layman, played 
by Peter Schmidt of Baton Rouge, 
nearly drowned when he was an 
infant and is afraid of water in any 
form. The preacher, C.C. Showers, 
played by Thomas Ray of Baton 
Rouge, comes from a long line of 
preachers but wants to break away 

from that profession. 

The small Indiana town doesn't 
have a preacher, and tries to con- 
vince Showers to preach. Showers 
tries to help Buddy overcome his 
fear of water. 

"The Diviners is an amazingly 
detailed character study of life in the 
Depression and a group of people 
still rooted in a high regard for the 
natural order of things and the roles 
of their shamans and prophets," Dr. 
Jack Wann, the play's director, said. 
"One of the unique elements of the 
play is its theatricality. It jumps 
around in time and place." 

Wann said the play will remind 
audiences of The Rimers of Eldritch 
which the University presented in 

"The focus of the play is on act- 
ing and staging and not on elaborate 
scenery and costumes," Wann said. 
"This is the kind of play actors love to 
get their teeth into." 

Other members of the cast in- 
clude Jenny Kendrick of Robeline as 
Jennie Mae Layman , Ginger Hensley 
of Lafayette as Norma Henshaw, Kim 
Howard of Natchitoches as Darlene 
Henshaw, Leah Coleman of Jena as 
Goldie Short, Ivory Simon of 
Broussard as Basil Bennett, Angel 
Guidroz of Lafayette as Luella 

Bennett, Jeff Williams of Cincinnati 
as Melvin Wilder and Ryan Glorioso 
of Gretna as Dewey Maples. The 
roles of three town ladies will be 
played by Candace Goodwin of 
Rowlett, Texas, Kelly St. Germain 
of Baker and Criquette Skelton of 

David Schmidt is the technical 
director with costumes and makeup 
by Sharon Foster. John Shamburger 
of Baton Rouge will be stage man- 
ager, Greg Romero of Baton Rouge 
is assistant stage manager, Seine 
Liles of Jonesboro is the assistant to 
the director and Chrissie Corbin of 
Baton Rouge is the properties man- 

College Discovers An- 
cient Documents in Li- 

As director of the medieval and 
renaissance studies program at the 
College of William and Mary, pro- 
fessor George Greenia is used to 
sorting through old documents. 

But even he was surprised with 
what he found while touring the Hill 
'Monastic Manuscript Library at St. 
John's University this summer. 

When the library's researchers, 

Maureen and Paul Watry, showed 
Greenia various scrolls and parch- 
ments, he immediately recognized 
two as unique historical documents 
from medieval Spain. 

Soon after, Greenia and the 
Watrys found more than 40 
uncatalogued Spanish documents 
dating back to the 13th Century 
stashed away in the library's vault. 

Although Greenia has since re- 
turned to his campus in 
Williamsburg, Va., he plans to keep 
researching the documents. "Other 
medieval researchers have told me 
to drop everything and get to work 
on this collection," he said. 

Salary Survey for New 
Grads Shows Slight In- 

New college graduates had more 
job opportunities than last year, but 
their starting salaries rose only 
slightly, a College Placement Coun- 
cil survey has found. 

The hiring of new college gradu- 
ates was up from or even to last 
year's hiring, according to the Sep- 
tember 1994 issue of the CPC Salary 

While an improving economy 
was credited for the increase in hir- 
ing, low inflation rates continue to 
keep most increases in starting sala- 
ries at a minimum, Dawn Oberman, 
director of employment for CPC, said. 

So what majors fared the best? 

• Job candidates in most busi- 
ness disciplines posted respectable 
gains in their starting salary offers. 
Accounting graduates earned a 3.2 
percent increase and now average 
$28,372, while business administra- 
tion graduates saw their average 
offer rise 2.2 percent to $25,102. 

• Engineering graduates con- 
tinue to face stiff competition for 
jobs in the manufacturing sector, 
which translate^ into starting sala- 
ries that remained at last year's lev- 

• Computer science graduates 
ended the year with a 1.4 percent 
increase in their starting salary of- 
fers for an average of $31,783. 

While hiring increased this year, 
fewer employers are coming to cam- 
pus to recruit for available positions, 
Oberman said. Instead, most career 
service offices receive job notices 
through fax, phone and mailings. 

Tuesday, October 11, 1994 

The Current Sauce 

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May and she has not indi- 
cated that she will leave any 
earlier than that. Our apolo- 
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Attention Graduating seniors 
on-campus Interviews 

Brookshires - October 17 & 18, 1994 

K-MART - OCTOBER 18, 1994 

Met Life - October 19, 1994 

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Tuesday, October 11,1994 

Infirmary treats, informs 
Northwestern students 

Gettin' Down on the Farm 

Heather Cooley 

Current Sauce 

Health care is a hot topic on the political scene, but 
it is an every day concern for elderly, children, young 
adults and baby boomers alike. Many universities offer 
infirmary service and/or student insurance to prepare 
for those concerns. 

The infirmary, located next to the campus police 
station, treats between 40-50 a day according to Leah 
knn Bell, student health directer and a registered 
nurse. Nausea and sore throats are the most common 
complaints brought to the infirmary. The infirmary can 
distribute over-the-counter medicines and condoms, 
administer first aid and allergy injections, and conduct 
physical assessments. The infirmary also educates stu- 
dents about AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and 

Students who live on campus pay a $20 fee at 
registration for use of the infirmary. Off-campus stu- 
Jents can only use the infirmary if they request to pay 
:he fee at registration. 

Some off-campus students were unaware that they 
:ould pay the fee to have access to infirmary services. 

Ashley Wilson, a sophomore in Scholars' College, 
said that had she been aware she could have paid the fee 
o use the infirmary, she would have. 

Students have mixed views on the infirmary. 
"Although they could be more efficient, they serve 
ny needs well," Courtney Meyers, a sophomore in Schol- 
irs' College, said. "I think a lot of times they don't ask 
nough questions about people who are sick. They are 
ill to ready to dispense cough drops and send you on 
r our way." 

Martha Epperson, a sophomore in Scholars' Col- 
ege, visits the infirmary about twice a semester, three 
imes at the maximum, and said the fee is worth it. 
They [the infirmary workers] do what they are sup- 
losed to, Epperson said. "They give me medication and 

• aake appointments with the doctor." 
Alicia Thomas, a sophomore in politcal science, 


"Why would I want to go out and spend money on 
aid pills when I can get them at the infirmary," Thomas 

• aid. 

Northwestern has contracted two new doctors, Drs 
Judy and Rataj Singh. If the infirmary sends students 
to these doctors, all the students have to pay is $10. 

Sam Woodruff, a sophomore in Scholars' College, 
said that the $10 required to pay these doctors is 
nothing compared to what doctors normally charge. 

"I have always been treated real nice and the people 
have always helped me and if they can't, they do what 
they can to get you to the doctor," Woodruff said. 

Through being a resident assistant, Sean Schneyer, 
a junior in Scholars' College, said requiring campus 
students to pay the infirmary fee was understandable. 

"I don't mind being charged the fee — especially- 
being a RA. I see how it is necessary," Schneyer said. "A 
lot of people, especially freshmen coming in, don't real- 
ize all the things that could happen while they are here. 
They get sick and don't have mommy to go to. If they had 
a choice they would probably not pay the fee, yet when 
they get sick they wouldn't have anywhere to go, so I 
think the infirmary fee is a good idea." 

All students pay a $20 fee at registration for insur- 
ance. Students can get a refund if they bring proof of 
insurance within two weeks after registration to the 
infirmary. Several students were unaware that they 
could bring proof of insurance to the infirmary and 
decline the student insurance. 

"I bring them proof of insurance, and they [the 
university] get around sometime during the semester to 
credit it to my account that is set up for work study," 
Heather Honore, a sophomore in Scholars' College, said. 
"The only way I found out that we could get insurance 
refunds is when I went through the fee payment line, I 
had a correction to make on my meal plan, and the 
insurance refund is set up right next to the housing. If 
you didn't look over there you wouldn't know. They don't 
exactly advertise how people with insurance can get a 
twenty dollar refund every semester." 

The insurance covers students 24 hours a day. 
Coverage begins three days after the semester starts 
and ends three days after it ends. Semester breaks are 
covered by the insurance as long as the students re- 
enrolls and pays the insurance fee. Students must 
attend class regularly for 31 days after the date of when 
the coverage was purchased. 

See Heatlh Care/ Page 6 

Making a claim on 
student insuranc 

1. Fill out a company 
claim form 

2. Attach medical bil 

3. Mail within 30 days 
injury or sickness 
Policy pays up to 
for injury. Brochu 
coverage available 

Country singer Tim McGraw performed to a packed Prather Coliseum 
Friday night. McGraw performed his hits Don't Take the Girl, Indian Outlaw 
and Down on the Farm in addition to several country classics 

Fort Polk campus director dedicates life to education 

Owen views education, 
family life most important 

Lisa Mitchell 

Current Sauce 

Education has played a major role in C. 
Creighton Owen's life. Creighton, executive 
1 director of the Northwestern campus at Fort 
, Polk, has distinguished himself with a ca- 
reer dedicated to education. 

"I am very pleased to have the opportu- 
| nity to serve as the executive director of the 
I Leesville campus," Owen said. "I feel this is 
. merely an extension of the years I served in 

I the Vernon Parish school system and where 

I I retired as superintendent of schools." 

Owen retired as superintendent of 
Vernon Parish Schools after seven years 
and has previously served as an English 

teacher, guidance counselor, supervisor of 
instruction and director of curriculum. 

He earned a bachelors and masters de- 
gree from Louisiana State University and 
also attended Northwestern, McNeese State 
University, the University of Southern Cali- 
fornia and school administrative summer 
programs in Seve, France, and Brussels, 

President Robert A. Alost's appointment 
of Owen as executive director was approved 
by the Board of Trustees for State Colleges 
and Universities earlier in the semester. 

"Creighton Owen was probably the best 
school superintendent I've ever known," 
Alost said. "Dr. [Ray] Baumgardner did a 
great job, and I know Creighton will take us 
to new heights. I can't say enough laudatory 
things about him." 

Changes in facilities and programs at 
the Fort Polk campus originated during the 
administration of Baumgardner, former 

dean provost of the Fort Polk campus. 

"The new nursing program and the new 
computer lab is all a result of the fine work 
done by Dr. Baumgardnor, and I regret I can 
not take credit for these," Owen said. 

Besides being educationally involved, 
Owen is active in the Leesville community. 
He is a member of the board of the Associa- 
tion of the United States Army, the Vernon 
Arts Council, the Leesville Industrial Com- 
mittee, the Leesville/Vernon Chamber of 
Commerce and the Vernon Parish Mental 
Health Board of Directors. Owen is the 
governor's military liaison to Fort Polk, a 
member of Masonic Orders and a Shriner. 

Above all his accomplishments, Owen 
said his greatest achievement is "marrying 
the most wonderful woman in the world — 
who gets all of the credit for our fine son, 
daughter and their families." 

Having started first grade at Leesville 
Elementary School together, Owen and wife 

Gloria have built a marriage that has lasted 
39 years. 

Owens is also a proud grandfather, also. 

Daughter Mae Ann Ledet lives in 
Leesville with her husband Ted, who is 
branch manager and loan officer at a local 
bank. Mae Ann is an English teacher at 
Leesville Junior High School. They have a 
four-year-old son, Joseph Creighton, who, 
according to Owen, "is my namesake and 
can do no wrong." 

Charles Anthony Owen is a captain in 
the U.S. Air Force and an ROTC instructor 
at LSU in Baton Rouge. Charles Owen and 
his wife Carolyn, a special education teacher, 
have an 18-month-old daughter, Laura Gaye 
Owen. According to C. Creighton Owen, 
"Laura Gaye is the boss of the entire Owen 

"I have a wonderful family who is al- 
ways supportive of whatever decision I 
make," Owen said 

Holiday History 

Columbus Day 

Bv Sylvia Fields 

Current Sauce 

Columbus Day was first called "Dis- 
covery Day" and was set aside as a legal 
holiday by President Harrison in 1892, 
four hundred years after the discovery of 

Christopher Columbus was an Ital- 
ian navigator and visionary who sought 
Spanish support for his travels. 

The day is also observed annually 
with parades, church services and school 
programs In all but ten states, October 
12, the date Columbus landed in the West 
Indies, is a legal holiday. 

Williamson Museum offers look at Louisiana history 

Bridgette Morvam 

Current Sauce 


Williamson Museum on the second floor of Kyser 
contains a variety of Native American artifacts as 
as demonstration pieces. 

Photo bv Bridcftte Morvant 

Students interested in the origi- 
nal heritages of Louisiana — Native 
American, French and Spanish — 
should make time to visit Williamson 
Museum, Rm. 210 Kyser Hall. 

Williamson Museum is dedi- 
cated to the preservation of cultures. 
The exhibits are mostly comprised 
of Southeastern Native American 
artifacts, including clothing, baskets, 
pottery and personal items, accord- 
ing to Dr. Hiram Gregory, curator of 
the museum. 

"It is a state and federal reposi- 
tory for archaeological materials 
from northwest to central Louisi- 
ana," Gregory said. "We have big 
collections from the Louisiana tribes 
and other Southeastern tribes that 
are contemporary Indian groups . . . 
. We have one of the largest archaeo- 
logical collections in the state." 

The museum is named for 
George Williamson, a Northwestern 
professor of natural sciences at the 
turn of the century, according to 

"He started a little museum — a 
little eclectic natural science mu- 
seum like they used to do in the good 
old days — and it had a lot of Indian 
artifacts in it," Gregory said. "He 
collected, and had his students col- 
lect for him, artifacts from north- 
western Louisiana and, it was a 
pretty impressive collection. Plus 
there were other things in it that 
had been added on. He was kind of 
eclectic, he had everything from In- 
dian artifacts to pickled fish. 

"When he died it [the museum] 
sort of drifted off into oblivion and 
Dr. George Stokes, later Vice Presi- 
dent Stokes, had kind of resurrected 
the thing and put it back together in 
Guardia Hall — the one that burned 
over by Scholars' College, out where 
the fountain is. So, we lost that whole 

thingin 1965. We were packing it up 
to move it over here at the time. By 
that time we had a lot more Indian 
material than now . . ." 

According to Gregory about 95 
percent of the original museum col- 
lection was lost in the Guardia fire 
and the museum ceased to exist for 
several years "This whole collection 
has come back together since about 
1972," he said. "We had two or three 
large collection donations then and 
other stuff started trickling in from 
research projects and stuff." 

In fact, so much new material 
has been added to the museum that 
space has become scarce according 
to Gregory. Only about one third of 
the collection is on display to the 
public. The rest is kept for scholarly 

In addition to displaying arti- 
facts, Northwestern's Anthropology 
Club, uses the museum for special 
events such as Indian Crafts Day 
(sometimes called Basket Day) held 

each year on the day of the 
Natchitoches Christmas Festival. 
On this day Native American craft 
people spend the day selling their 
wares at the museum. 

Another upcoming event at the 
museum is a lecture by Mark 
Hartmann, a dugout canoe expert 
from Texas A&M University. 
Hartmann will present a lecture on 
the evening of Nov. 2 Both of these 
events will be free to the public. 

Williamson Museum is open to 
both students and non-students free 
of charge. The museum operates on 
all regular school days from 8 a.m. to 
4 p.m. The museum is closed on 
school holidays and weekends (and 
sometimes during final exams) ex- 
cept by special appointment. 

Gregory encourages all students 
to visit the museum to "get a feel for 
how long people have been here and 
the kinds of people that have lived 
here. It's a part of the local history 
you can't get on the tour." 


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Edito rial Opinion 

1 Tuivlav. October 11,1994 

Health care too complex for weary college students | r 

Athletic Equity 


,1 Gender equity in sports has become one of the leading issues that the 
NCAA has been forced to deal with recently. In the last few years there has 
been a group of people that has put more and more emphasis on the fact that 
men's and women's athletics aren't funded equally. 

Football has taken most of the abuse from this movement because it it 
the most expensive to fund. It's easy for women to point to football and say 
they have 90 or 100 players on the team a big budget and that they don't 
have a sport with that kind of opportunity. But in most cases, football and 
men's basketball are the reason that Title IX is able to be implemented and 

, the reason that women's sports are supported like they are today. 

Many Division I colleges are having a hard time funding sports and are 

• being forced to cut back on the number of athletic programs being offered. 
In almost every instance football revenue must be spread around to cover 
the losses of the other sports. Without this revenue athletic departments 

:. ; wouldn't be able to exist as wc know them. 

Women's sports aren't the only ones that lose money, but women's 

I sports make for a good majority of the losses. 

Health care may be a national 
topic, but it is often not too much of 
a concern for college students be- 
cause students are usually worried 
more about how they are going to 
pay for tuition, books, food, phone 
bills, school supplies and numerous 
other miscellaneous expenses. 

Most often students don't have 
the time to even consider health 
care or health care reform or health 
insurance or how to pay doctors' 
bills. How often can a person put off 
seeing a doctor for lack of money or 
lack of insurance? 

I have more immediate worries 
than whether some politicians' plans 
may or may not work. I don't have 
time to think about it, and I am not 
so sure that our society has time to 
contemplate the ramifications of in- 
stituting national plans. And I know 
the need is so immediate that we 
don't have time to experiment. 

I am not so sure that Clinton's 
health care plan, since it will prob- 
ably never get past the Congres- 
sional floor anyway, could even work. 
But I know the systems in place now 
are failing. 

Many students are on their par- 
ents' insurance policies— in force 

"7b make drastic cuts to the sports that are 
bringing in money to help pay for programs 
that won t do esn t make any se nse " 

Football, and men's and women's basketball make up almost all of the 
income that comes into Northwestern through gate receipts. Baseball 
brings in some money, but the rest of the sports do not generate income. 

At Northwestern, football is the most expensive sport but it is also the 
biggest bread winner. Without football revenue, it would be tough for the 
athletic department to make it. The athletic department gets revenue 
through gate receipts, game guarantees, the University, the NCAA and 
through donations from its booster club, the Athletic Association. 

Football makes up most of the revenue from game guarantees and gate 
receipts, and most of the NCAA money comes from the seven-year, $1 
billion dollar contract with CBS Television for the NCAA Men's Basketball 
Tournament that is split between NCAA members. 

Women's basketball at Northwestern has been very competitive re- 
cently and therefore has been taking in about the same amount of money 
through gate receipts as the men's basketball team, but at most universities 
this isn't the case. At Northwestern a crowd of 2,500 is good for a basketball 

Northwestern, which sponsors seven sports each for men and women, 
made over $50,000 in gate receipts in the football home opener. 

College athletics is a business, and it's in competition with all other 
areas of entertainment for a limited amount of entertainment dollars 
available. To make drastic cuts to the sports that are bringing in money to 
help pay for programs that won't doesn't make sense. 

It's unfortunate, but at this time women's athletics isn't able to 
generate interest among fans like the men's teams do. Therefore, commit- 
ting resources equally isn't going to allow most athletic departments to stay 
in business without some other source of income. 



Heather Urena, editor 


I leather Cooley, assistant editor 

Kelvin Pierre, editor 


Jane Baldwin, editor 

Sara Farrcll, assistant editor 


Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Jonathan Tucker, Sarah Crooks 


Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 


Jeff Cryer, Business Manager 

Ron Henderson, Ad Design 

Nikole Neuner, Darkroom Manager 

while they are attending school full- 
time and are below a certain age 
( usually 24). What can a young adult 
do after the age requirement has 
been surpassed, and he or she is still 
in school? 

A few years ago, when I was 
still a traditional student, I became 
ill. My mother and I were estranged. 
I had no money. The infirmary at 
that school could not tell me what 
was wrong, I had no money to pay an 
independent doctor for services and 
my illness was not what I would 
consider a medical emergency. 
Thank goodness, my then-future 
mother-in-law gave me the money to 
find a general practitioner who gra- 
ciously found time to fit me into his 
schedule. Since that time, I have 
faired well. The last time I was sick 
enough to make myself go to the 

doctor I had to see my daughters' 
pediatrician. Then, I had to arrange 
to pay another doctor for a confer- 
ence to set myself up as his patient. 
It's kind of annoying to have to pay 
a doctor when you aren't even sick. 

I worry about young people — 
like college students — and their de- 
pendents. Many children can receive 
care through parish health units and 
the Medicaid system. Pregnant 
women received care because of that 
program, also. And the older popu- 
lation is eligible for programs like 
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Se- 
curity. Many adults who already 
have careers can at least scrimp by 
to pay for insurance premiums. But 
where are the students left when 
they are no longer dependents, and 
they are unable to be totally inde- 
pendent? According to Sharyl Fragin 

i n Rock the System, "If you're in good 
health, rarely see a doctor, and aren't 
fazed by those numbers, think again. 
The uninsured — including many uf 
your peers — are costing you bigtime." 

Because my husband works at 
a health care facility, we have insur- 
ance. But we still have to worry 
about paying up front for any medi- 
cal services. 

Personally, I don't have time to 
worry about health care reform, so I 
can not offer any save-the-world- 
solutions. Save that for the politi- 
cians. All we can do is take baby 

And we can take solace in the 
law. Legally, no emergency room 
can turn away patients with serious 
medical conditions. And in Louisi- 
ana, a charity hospital system is set 
up, so no one has to go without medi- 
cal care. That care may take a lot of 
waiting in a facility that is not ex- 
actly comfortable, but at least a per- 
son can receive adequate medical 

May be if the reform started 
with cleaning the state facilities, 
then baby steps could create a big 

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involved in politics. If they have a 
certain point of view and endorse a 
candidate . . . fine, but stop acting 
like an authority. 

The one name, the one person, 
that comes to mind is Miss Barbra 

Who on Earth made her an ex- 
pert on politics and Bill Clinton? All 
she does is sing for crying out loud! 
Yet the press asks her all kinds of have gone another day without some 
questions. They range from the en- form of guidance from you." 
vironment to Bill Clinton's bad press. Well Barbra, I know this may 
The answers she gives to these seem a little ungrateful because 
questions makes me wonder how on you've done so much to help me and 
Earth someone can be so smart and so many others, but can you do me a 
everyone else so stupid. favor. "SHUT UP! Will you please 

Barbra says we should recycle, just shut up!" 
feed and clothe the poor, stop de- There is only one conclusion that 
stroying the rain forest, and on, and can be made from your statements 
on, and on. and interviews, "YOU KNOW 

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have been kinder to this president ^ ^ 
than they were on Reagan and Bust f 0ur 0ct 4 
You couldn't go a day without heftf* fcniember 1 
ing that Reagan was old and senile Jjo n an( j ^ 
and Bush was a wimp. Then cai» e W n and 
Dan Quayle and the media had « •erves to re 
field day callinghim stupid and child' *m e s j nce 

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New York . Barbra thinks the 
reason the president is getting bad 
press is because he has a full head of 
hair. Hold the press, Streisand has 

"They're [the media] far tougher 
on this Democrat than they were on 
Reagan and Bush," Streisand said 
in the November issue of 'Vanity Fair. 
"Clinton is constantly being por- 
trayed as floundering. Why? I think 
they're jealous of a president who is 
very young, very smart, very nice, 
with a full head of hair." 

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almost as much as the preside^ 
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about him and his policies. 

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Tuesdav, October 11, 1994 

Cave Man College 

Jonathon Tucker 





Hello. I have just recently started attending this "learning institu- 
tion," but it seems like I've been here for years. Throughout my short life 
on this planet, I have been told that college is "the place to be." Well, I 
guess they are right — it's the place to be foolish. 

Mankind supposedly began with a bunch of Neanderthals running 
around in groups and discovering fire and bodily pleasures. Since then, 
we have lost most of the body hair, discovered aspirin, Greek life, Big 
Johnson Tee-shirts, No Fear paraphernalia and sunglasses. Big im- 
provement. We incessantly guffaw about intoxication stories, and do 
more gossiping than teachers do teaching. All of this is fine and dandy. 
Although I am not a tremendous fan of hangovers, herpes and proclaim- 
ing that disintegrated cultures will "rise again," I suppose there is 
nothing illegal about it. 

There is one thing that irks me, however. Why is everyone whining? 
Sure there are a few dirt clods here, and the trenches surrounding Kyser 
meet a clumsy pedestrian each day, but is that really a big deal? After 
all, I've never seen anyone offer the fallen stranger a hand. (Unless, of 
course, the klutz utters an obscenity when falling or if he's/she's wearing 
a club's pledge pin.) Of course, there are about 100 food service employ- 
ees who greet confused students with impatient and rude remarks, but 
ARE WE ANY BETTER? I just do not understand how students, 
proclaiming themselves as independent adults, can point out flaws in 
the demeanor of a professor, politician, garbage man, peer or 5-year-old 
child without realizing that they have not done anything which enables 
them the right to harshly criticize. (The irony of this is that here I sit, 
criticizing those fools who criticize. 

It is extremely difficult to come up with a solution . . . especially 
because it appears as if the problem bothers only me. I imagine a good 
start would be to pull that poor guy out of the ditch. I doubt anyone ever 
did. Also, to paraphrase a silly little book I once read, "Do not judge lest 
you want to be judged. I guess it all makes sense for the so-called 
"grown-ups" around here to strut around in a half-drunken stupor and 
question authority, meanwhile living a life they feel should not be 
regulated. Perhaps I'm just a little peon for not seeing a difference 
between mankind today (especially here) and the sycophantic gorillas 
eons ago. Who knows? 

Fighting the spread of germs makes a difference in good health 

In the previous nutrition col- 
umn we realized how easily germs 
can spread in the kitchen, especially 
when preparing meats. 

Dr. Gerba, the microbiologist 
who studies kitchens and bathrooms, 
gave a few tips on how to cut down 
the risk of bacteria (such as salmo- 
nella) from becoming a serious health 
problem. He explains in the Health 
magazine article, "How to Win at 
Germ Warfare," that current tests 
proved that common sense and a 
little disinfectant can "cut cross-con- 
tamination by about 90 percent." 

The knife or fork used to pre- 
pare meat for cooking should be pu' 
aside rather than used in further 
preparing the meal in any way. 

Dr. Gerba suggests that the dish 
rag or sponge be sterilized "in the 
dishwasher a few times a week." The 
dish towel should definitely go to the 
washing machine every few days 

Mick Doksey 


We all know, Monday, Oct. 10, 
was the observed holiday for Chris- 
topher Columbus. Columbus, by far, 
vas no man to pay homage to for 
leing a so called new founder. He 
'as, in fact, a major role-player in 
'ontributing to the list of men, like 
rt other countries, for initiating mass 
lestruction of a culture by murder- 
ng, raping, torturing and maiming 
leople who were not of Caucasian 

To sum things up, I'll leave you 
'ith this excerpt from a book en- 
itled, The True Story of the Colum- 
ns Invasion by Mike Ely, "The rui- 
ng classes have their view of Co- 
umbus and the last five hundred 
ears. The voyages of Columbus 
lark a starting point of world capi- 
alism and the beginning of Euro- 
ean colonial domination of the 
'orld That is what the ruling pow- 
p want everyone to celebrate. But 
!l won't go down like that. The op- 
messed people have a different view 
. The proletariat and the op- 
essed peoples see nothing to eel- 
rate. The Columbus anniversary 
a celebration of mass murder, sla- 
[ er y and conquest. More: it exalts 
« continuing oppression of billions 
|| people today. Columbus is some- 
Ing only oppressors (or fools) could 

So who's the real illegal alien. 

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Write about. For that I applaud 
*>ur Oct. 4, 1994 column. I, too, can 
f member being glued to the televi- 
f°« and watching Voltron, Van 
' a len and Moonlighting. It all just 
J^es to remind me of how far I've 
Ne since the 80s. However, you, 
f r - Steiner, still have a long way to 
. • AIDS is not a "morally wrong 
pstyle disease." 

AIDS is a cruel disease that can 

e anyone at any time. This in- 
j^des your heterosexual next door 
^Jghbor, a two-year-old hemophiliac 
i °- and God forbid, even your own 
^ ner or sister. Open your eyes, 
^ ^ and especially your heart. We 
i >n t h ave t j me t(J philosophize what 

or who is morally correct. We need to 
stop pointing fingers and looking for 

It's been said that by the year 
2000, everyone in America will know 
someone with AIDS. I already do. 
Mr. Steiner, if that someone comes 
to you for understanding will you 
turn away? The 80s was a great time 
to grow up for some, but that decade 
is over — it's the 90s. While you sit 
in your apartment "watching Love 
/Joa< reruns and sipping Metainucil," 
the rest of us will be trying t o hold it 


I am writing to you about a 
recent matter that is of some con- 
cern to me. Recently, three very ca- 
pable teachers — two from Louisi- 
ana Scholars' College and one from 
Northwestern's English dept. — 
stood before the tenure board .... 
and were denied. Those who have 
heard of this issue and know these 
professors wonder what led the ten- 
ure board to make its decisions. 

In analyzing this, one must first 
look at what the tenure committee 
is, who it is composed of and the 
consequences of its rejections. 
Though no one will speak directly to 
me about this matter, I can say that 
the tenure committee is a panel that 
decides whether a teacher should be 
kept on and given a professorship 
with all of the rights and privileges 
that correspond with this honor — 
including an almost guaranteed po- 
sition. Who this board is composed 
of remains a mystery to me as well 
as many others, although the conse- 
quences of its rejection are quite 
severe — one year to find another 
job. These decisions are made with- 
out giving explanations to those in- 





volved. Apparently, Northwestern 
has been sued over such things. This 
has a definite Orwellian flavor to it, 
doesn't it? 

What is disturbing about this is 
that capable professors who do their 
jobs well, care about their students, 
recruit students to come to North- 
western and hold Ph.D.s from uni- 
versities such as Columbia and 
Harvard cannot meet the tremen- 
dous requirements of a tenured fac- 
ulty member at Northwestern State 
University. Surely, if these profes- 
sors were unable to do their jobs, 
they would not have remained here 
as long as they have. They would not 
have been entrusted with the great 
amount of responsibility that they 
have carried throughout their years 

Another thing that troubles me 
about this issue is that certain mem- 
bers of the committee Who were 
untenured until this very hearing 
were allowed to include their opin- 
ions in the decision. Should faculty 
members who have not been through 
this process themselves (and in some 
cases have less experience) be al- 
lowed to determine whether tenure 
is deserved? This puzzles me. In 
major corporations, promotions are 
given by senior staff and are based 
on job performance. Even federal 
government agencies handle things 
in this manner. Surely, Northwest- 
ern is not more selective than agen- 
cies such as the CIA or the FBI. 

This leaves another question — 
Why? Is Northwestern soon to be- 
come one of the great elite institu- 
tions of our land, in competition with 
Harvard or Yale? It remains to be 
seen, but while we're climbing up 
the ladder to success, maybe we 
ought to remember that we haven't 
made it yet. 

Take a Stand! Write a letter to the editor and express your opinio! 



He also advises that disinfectants 
be used on faucets, refrigerator 
handles and garbage pails twic <x 


The above precautions are not 
so difficult that it takes an "Einstein" 
to comprehend. However, there are 
factors that inevitably cause many 
individuals to fail to incorporate 
them into their daily routine. Most 
of us do the best we can, given a busy 

<-_,enda that includes a great deal 
more than housekeeping. (And, let's 
face it, some of us are just not into 
the "housekeeping thing".) 

Also, it is easy for the general 
public to disregard such opinions 
coming from the ideal world of the 
microbiologist. They figure these 
guys are probably a bit on the "over- 
kill" side of what is necessary. 

I find it commendable that Dr. 

Gerba has been interviewed reveal- 
ing his imperfect, "down to earth" 
personality. For instance, he was 
noted as having used "pathogenic 
contaminants" and "barf-a-rooney" 
in the same sentence. 

He shuns "Third World" tdp 
water and brushes his teeth using 
beer. He explained that "Hop.s are 
antimicrobial." Well, I wouldn't sug- 
gest if before going to class — maylpe 
after a night camping of the riverj. 

The point is, the public is natu- 
rally much more receptive to advice 
from this man when realizing that 
his family, including a working wife 
and two boys, fails to keep a gerrb.- 
free home as well as the next family. 

Still, Dr. Gerba is dead serious 
that his professional recommenda- 
tions in keeping bacteria down in 
the kitchen can make a difference^ 
our health. 



The Northwestern Association 
of Family & Consumer Science will 
sponsor a seminar on women's self- 
defense techniques techniques at 
3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alumni 
Room of the FCS building. Please 
feel free to invite any friends or 
interested members. A brief meet- 
ing will take place afterwards con- 
cerning the dues deadline and raffle 
tickets for our Homecoming draw- 
ing. Anyone able to participate on 
the Homecoming banner before and 
after the meeting is urged to attend. 
Don't forget our yearbook picture at 
6:30 p.m. today. 

Alpha Lambda Delta 

Alpha Lambda Delta will meet 
at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 316 of the 
Student Union. Yearbook picture will 
foilow at 8:40 p.m. in the fine arts 

RA position available 

Prudhomme Hall has a tempo- 
rary resident assistant position to be 

filled. For further information, call 

357-3181 or 357-3178. 

Society fur the Advancement of 


SAM will meet at noon tomor- 
row in Rm. 102 of Morrison Hall. 
Students of all majors are invited. 
The dues, $20 for the year, can be 
paid at the meeting. Also, remember 
to report to Magale Recital Hall at 
6:15 p.m. tomorrow to take yearbook 
pictures. For more information con- 
tact Dr. Fusilier, advisor, at 357- 
5264 or Shannon Clark, piesident, 
at 352-0923. 
Blue Key 

Blue Key will meet at 6:30 p.m. 
Thursday in Rm. 321 of the Student 
Union. All members are reminded 
that the attendance policy is in ef- 
fect, so please be there unless you 
have a valid excuse. Any uncollected 
blotter information must be turned 
in at the meeting. Our picture for the 
yearbook will bo taken at 8:45 to- 
night in the Magale Recital Hall. 

Please wear your coat and badge for 
the picture. 

Black Student Association 

The Black Student Association 
will be giving a reception at the 
Alumni House to honor the mem- 
bers of the 1994 Homecoming Court 
at 7 p.m. Thursday. The dress is 
semi— formal. Come and show your 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigmas, the Mary Kay make 
over party will be at 6:30 p.m. Wed., 
at the house. Remember that we will 
be taking group pictures at 8 p.m. 
Thursday. The Tau Kappa Epsilon 
exchange is scheduled for Thursday 
night, someone will call you to give 
you more information. Don't forget 
to pay your dues before Harvest, if 
this is a problem, contact Lauren. 
Mandatory decorating for Harvest 
will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Alley 
on Friday. Brenda Poynter won the 
raffle last week. Don't forget your 
study hall hours. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The 1994 Fall' Rush will be at 8 
p.m. today in the President's Room 
of the Student Union. All ladies are 
encouraged to attend. 

The Second Annual Homecom- 
ing Step Off Greek Show will be at 8 
p.m. Oct. 21 in the IM Building. 
Tickets prices are $3 in advance and 
$5 the day of the show. Yuu may 
purchase a ticket from any member. 
Purple Jackets 

Purple Jackets will meet on Oct. 
12 in Rm. 321 Student Union at 
7:30. Please bring scrapbook pictures 
Delta Sigma Theta 

The Iota Mu chapter of Delta 
Sigma Theta Sorority will hold an 
informational meeting for interested 
ladies on Oct. 13 in Rm. 32 1 Student 
Union at 5 p.m. Please do not be 
discou rged to atted because of spe- 
cific rumors. The sorority does not 
judge one's personal life, just the 
dedication one can give to its prin- 
ciples and guidelines. 

Tuesday, October 11 

6:00 Beta Gamma Psi 
6.05 Delta Sigma Pi 
6:10 Phi Beta Lambda 

6: 1 5 Society for the Advancement of Management 

6:20 Association for Children Under Six 

6:25 Council for Exceptional Children 

6:30 Home Economics Education Association 

6:35 Kappa Delta Pi 

6:40 Kappa Omicron Nu 

6:45 La. Home Economics Association 

6:50 Phi Epsilon Kappa 

6:55 Association of Student Artists 

7:00 BACCHUS/S.P.A.D.A. 

7:05 Black Student Association 

7:10 Circle K International 

7:15 College Democrats 

7:20 College Libertarians 

7:25 Council of Ye Revels 

7:30 Flight Team 

7:35 Gavel Club 

7:40 Images 

7:45 Inspirational Mass Choir 

7:50 Non-Traditional Student Organization 

7:55 Student Academic Council 

8:00 Student Action League 

8:05 Student Alumni Foundation 

8:10 Students for Choice 

8:15 Student Life Enrichment Committee 

8:20 Student Personnel Association 

8:25 Toastmasters Club 

8:30 Student Activities Board 

8:35 Student Government Association 

8:40 Alpha Lambda Delta 

8:45 Blue Key 

8:50 National Order of Omega 

8:55 Phi Eta Sigma 
9:00 Sociology Club 


Report to Magale Recital Hall 
at your scheduled time. 

Only chartered organizations will be 
included in the Potpourri. 

Organizations who do not show up 
will not be featured in the yearbook. 
We cannot schedule another time for 
a missed picture. 

Wednesday, Octobe r 12 

5:00 Phi Kappa Phi 

5:05 Purple Jackets 

5:10 Alpha Kappa Delta 

5:15 Der Deutsche Klub 

5:20 Indian Students & Faculty Association 

5:25 Le Cercle Francais 

5:30 Los Amigos 

5:35 Phi Alpha Theta 

5:40 Pre-Law Society 

5:45 Psi Chi 

5:50 Psychology Club 

5:55 PRSSA 

6:00 Sigma Tau Delta 

6:05 Social Work Club 

6:10 Society of Professional Journalists 

6:15 Argus 

6:20 Association of the U.S. Army 

6:25 Black Knights Drill Team 

6:30 Rifle Team 

6:35 Swamp Demons 

6:40 Sigma Theta Tau 

6:45 Kappa Kappa Psi 

6:50 Music Educators National Conference 

6:55 Phi Boota Roota 

7:00 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

7:05 Sigma Alpha lota 

7:10 Student Theater Union 

7:15 Tau Beta Sigma 

7:20 Bowling Team 

7:25 Windsurfing and Sailing Club 

7:30 Baptist Student Union 

7:35 Catholic Student Organization 

7:40 Chi Alpha 

7:45 Church of Christ Student Devotional ' 

7:50 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

7:55 Fellowship of Christian Students 

8:00 Latter-Day Saints Association 

8:05 Wesley Westminister Foundation 

8:10 Pentecostal Student Fellowship International 

8:15 Uniting Ministries in Higher Education 

8:20 Alpha Eta Rho 

8:25 American Chemical Society 

8:30 Animal Health Technicians Association 

8:35 Anthropological Society 

8:40 Beta Beta Beta 

8:45 Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Club 

8 50 Geological Society 

8:55 Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers 

Thursday, Octo ber 13 

5:00 lota Lambda Sigma 
5:05 Kappa Mu Epsilon 
5:10 Mu Epsilon Delta 

5:15 National Association tor Industrial Technology 

5:20 Society of Physics Students 
5:25 Greek Council 
5:30 Interfraternity Council 
5:35 Pan-Hellenic Council 
5:40 Panhellenic Association 
5:45 Demon Bat Girls 

5 50 Ninth Wave 

6 00 Alpha Kappa Alpha 
6:15 Alpha Phi Alpha 
6:30 Kappa Alpha Order 
6:45 Omega Psi Phi 
7:00 Kappa Sigma 
7:15 Phi Beta Sigma 
7:30 Phi Mu 

7:45 Sigma Kappa 

8 00 Sigma Sigma Sigma 

8:15 Tau Kappa Epsilon 

8:30 Theta Chi 

8:45 Zeta Phi Beta 

8 50 Sigma Gamma Rho 

9:00 Delta Sigma Theta 

Page 6 

Tuesday, October 11, 1994 

HALSELL: Astronaut talks of space experience 

Continued from front page 

Halsell helped take over 4,000 
pictures of Earth using color visual 
and color photographs. 

Halsell witnessed the effects of 
farmers burning crops in prepara- 
tion for upcoming seasons, saw Hur- 
ricane Amelia when the shuttle flew 
over the eye of the storm and ob- 
served meteors entering Earth's at- 

The astronauts celebrated the 
25th anniversary of the first lunar 
landing while on the flight. 

Finally, the film centered on 
the space shuttle's landing. 

"Below 50,000 feet, the shuttle 
is just like any other airplane except 
it's not a very good one," Halsell 
said. "The shuttle certainly lands 
faster than any other airplane I've 
had to fly." 

The space shuttle initially used 
an 18-degree flight slope, though 
the slope eventually became 1.5 de- 

grees. The nose came up and the 
landing gear came down 20 seconds 
prior to touchdown. The drag chute 
popped out and was discarded when 
the shuttle slowed down to 60 knots. 
Then the pilot braked. 

Ideally, a pilot lands the shuttle 
at 200 knots. The pilot landed this 
one at 199.2 knots. 

Halsell next answered ques- 
tions about life in space. 

"Actually, cleanliness is impor- 
tant, because if you drop something 
in space, it doesn't just land — it 
floats around," Halsell said. 

Trash goes into thick plastic 
bags which astronauts seal and place 

The astronauts take sponge 
baths and use waterless shampoo. 
They use wet wipes to keep hands 

As there is no gravity to assist, 
astronauts use a technique for using 
the bathroom called the Conrad 

bounce to separate waste from the 
body while the suction pump on the 
toilet packs the waste into a canis- 

After the second day, the brain 
ignores contrasting signals and re- 
interprets vision cues while the stom- 
ach also adjusts. 

Astronauts exercise often, be- 
cause muscles, including the heart, 
are not used as much in space. 

Halsell said he trained for over 
four years for the mission and said 
that only about one-third of astro- 
nauts are pilots with military test 
pilot training, while the others are 
scientists and technicians of various 

Halsell also said that he would 
fly on another space shuttle — the 
STS-74 — in a year. A rendezvous 
will take place with a Russian group, 
and work will begin on a section for 
a space station. 

THERIEN: Professor unhappy about leaving 

Continued from front page 

"The question many people 
ended up having and the question 
that many were encouraged to ask 
was whether the divisional chair did 
in fact support the recommendation 
of the faculty committee." 

Many of Therien's and 
Sturman's students joined the quest 
to discover the reasons behind the 
tenure denials. In fact, more than 30 
students met on Sept. 24 in front of 
President Alost's home to protest 
and demand answers. 

According to Dawn Miller, a 
Scholars' College junior and co-or- 
ganizer of the event, the protest was 
a "cry" for information. 

"We just want to know why 
they were denied and we are very 
upset that they were denied. College 
campuses are a place where you are 
supposed to be able to stand up and 
say 'This is what I believe in.'" 

Therien has never had a prob- 

lem expressing his beliefs. He has 
been outspoken on such subjects as 
David Duke's candidacy for Louisi- 
ana governor and gay rights since 
the beginning of his employment 
with the Scholars' College. He also 
spoke out against the war with Iraq 
and at one time wrote a letter to the 
Current Sauce in favor of abortion 

Still Therien is reluctant to say 
whether his outspokenness contrib- 
uted to the denial of tenure. He has 
considered several other reasons, 
including budget cuts and the chang- 
ing focus of the college in which 
fewer professors are required. 
Therien said that the new focus was 
becoming evident, even in the spring. 

"After the decision was made 
[to deny tenure] other things started 
happening," he said. "They started 
moving people who had been in the 
Scholars' College from the begin- 
ning out of courses they normally 

taught and moving other people into 
those slots from outside the College. 
It is not true that their movement 
out of the core was necessitated by 
any kind of core schedule that preex- 
isted the decision to move them out 
of the core. They were moved out of 
the core because the decision was 
made to let other people in." 

Therien left for his new position 
in Wisconsin with the same unan- 
swered questions he has had for the 
past five months. And, while he is 
disappointed with the turn of events 
at the Scholars' College, he said he 
will look forward to the challenges 
and opportunities ahead with Beloit. 

"I'll be assisting the officer that 
essentially oversees the academic 
programs of the whole college," he 
said. "I'll be helping people there 
think about the curriculum of the 
college." Therien officially assumed 
his role with Beloit yesterday. 


We're looking for the 
best to put in our bag. 

Brookshire Grocery Company is a rapidly growing retail 
supermarket chain based in Tyler, Texas, with more than 100 
stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. We are looking for 
aggressive, self-motivated people with grocery experience 
interested in retail supermarket management. Majors in marketing 
and/or business management are preferred. Brookshire's offers 
excellent salaries and an extensive benefits package. Brookshire's: 
We're looking for the best to put in our bag. 

State University 
of Louisiana 

October 17 
Informational Meeting 
7-8:30 P.M. 
Student Union Bldg. 
Presidents Room 

October 18 
8:30 A.M. 
Student Union Bldg. 

Room 305 

Sign Up In The 
Student Union, 
Room 305 

HEALTH CARE: Students have 
mixed feelings on coverage, service 

Continued from Page 3 

The insurance policy doesn't 
cover everything, but it does cover 
vehicular accidents and pregancy 
costs — providing that the students 
becomes pregnant after the time the 
policy went into effect. 

To make a claim, students must 
obtain a company claim form, fill it 
out, attach medical bills, and mail it 
to the address provided. The claim 
must be filed within 30 days of in- 
jury or sickness. 

The company must receive the 
bill within 90 days of service to be 
considered for payment. The policy 
will pay up to $1000 for an injury. 
Brochures on the policy are avail- 
able in the infirmary. 

Wanting health insurance is not 
the problem for many students once 
they are cut off from their parents 
insurance, the abiltiy to pay for the 
coverage is. Legally, all hospitals 
are required to treat emergencies 
(such as gunshot wounds, heart at- 

tacks, appendicitis), regardless of 
ability to pay. 

Most cancers, tuberculosis, and 
other diseases are not considered 
emergencies, and most hospitals are 
not anxious about treating people 
who can't pay. According to Rock the 
System: A Guide to Health Care Re- 
form for Young Americans, an esti- 
mated one in five go without health 
insurance sometimes within a year. 
More than half of the uninsured 
population is under 30. And 18-24 
year olds are the least likely to have 

Also, when uninsured people 
have an emergency surgery, the tax- 
payers and those people with insur- 
ance end up paying through higher 
taxes, higher premiums and inflated 
medical bills, according to Rock the 

From Rock the 

System, "According to the Kaiser 
Family Foundation, uninsured pa- 
tients are twice as likely to be hospi- 

talized for diabetes, high blood pres- 
sure, and illnesses, that are pre- 
ventable by vaccine. They are also 
three times more likely to die in a 
hospital than those with health cov- 

"'Illness is the major cause of 
bankruptcy in this country,' Steffie 
Woolhandler, a professor at Harvard 
Medical School, said" in Rock the 
System. '"The average person who 
enters a nursing home loses all of 
their savings in thirteen weeks.'" 

Although Northwestern stu- 
dents want health insurance once 
they are no longer covered by their 
parents or the school, many ques- 
tion whether they will be able to 
afford it. 

"If I can afford it, I will get it," 
Schneyer said. "But from what I see 
what my parents pay, I don't see me 
affording it right off the bat." 

It is questionable that they be 
able to afford not having health in- 

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GENIE: Online system updates Watson Libraiy 

Continued from front page 

"This will be a fabulous resource 
for students and it compares to all 
academic library catalog systems," 
Dr. Martha Henderson, coordinator 
of library automation, said. "It is 
very fast and gives you many more 
options than the card catalog." 

Roxie Braxton, Northwestern 
librarian, said, "During Black His- 
tory month more students will be 
able to receive information about 
their culture. 

For people accessing information it 
will be great," she said. "Northwest- 
ern was in dire need of this pro- 

Jim Henderson, former North- 
western student, said, "This is the 
finest tool for educational minds and 
it will expand the students' minds to 
all extremes." 

According to Jarred, GENIE is 
simple to learn. "It's very easy," she 
said. "We find that students today 
are very adaptable with computer- 
ization. In fact, they love to ignore 

the card catalog. They come and 
look for computer terminals. I would 
say they are very well adjusted to it." 

"In the 21st Century dorm stu- 
dents will be able to tap in from their 
dorm rooms with their computers 
and for no reason have to leave their 
room to get information from the 
library," Harold Boutte, director of 
housing, said. 

"This is the age of the comput-. 
ers and with the right modem, ac- 
cess will even be possible from your 
house," Braxton said. 



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Off Campus 

Tuesday, October II, 1994 J_ 

Natchitoches Pilgrimage draws record numbers despite rain 


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e also Despite the rainy weather, hun- 
6 ln a Jreds of tourists still visited the 
„h cov- ^ anv historic homes and planta- 
Kons in Natchitoches. Tours were 
use of jeld for two days as part of the 40th 
Steffie yjnua] Natchitoches Pilgrimage, 
irvard The Natchitoches Historic 
ck the foundation, Inc. and the Associa- 
n who jon for the Preservation of Historic 
' a 'L°^ tfatchitoches sponsored the tours, 
jul proceeds go into the preserva- 
tion and restoration of the historic 

The Association for the Preser- 
ration of Historic Natchitoches' 
Town Tour included the Lemee 
House, the Laureate House, the 
William and Mary House, the 

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at I see prudhomme-Rouquier House and 

the Tauzin Plantation home. 

This tour featured quilt dis- 
plays, French heirloom sewing, old- 
fashioned sugar-cookie baking, doll 
making and French chansons and 
verses by children. The Service 
League of Natchitoches, Inc. also 
sold its new cookbook, Cane River's 
Louisiana Living. 

The Natchitoches Historic 
Foundation, Inc. offered a Town 
Tour which included the Cloutier 
Town House, Tante Huppe House, 
the Chamard-Dunahoe House, 
Chaplin House and Rose Lawn. 

"We were very pleased," Lola 
Dunahoe, owner of the Chamard- 
Dunahoe house, said. "Even with 
the rain, people still came." 

The Historic Foundation also 
offered a Candlelight Tour from 7 
p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The houses 

featured on that tour were Green 
Gables, the Pierson-Lucky House, 
the Crette-Hearron-Long House and 
the Dupleix-Taylor House. 

Cherokee Plantation, Melrose 
Plantation and the Kate Chopin 
Home-Bayou Folk Museum were 
featured on the Association's Cane 
River Country Tour. 

Cherokee, which was given is 
name by the slaves who worked there 
because of the Cherokee roses grow- 
ing on the plantation, was the high- 
light of the tour. A reenactment of 
the Bossier-Gaiennie Duel was per- 
formed there by theater students. 

The performance, written by 
Terry Byars, theater professor, is an 
original piece, entitled Duel on the 
Savannah. The story is based on the 
original duel, theater students 
Dustin Sanders, Jay DeFelice, Eric 

C . Amburg and Greg Romero starred 
in the performance. 

Melrose plantation, home of the 
late primitive artist Clementine 
Hunter, opened its three separate 
houses — the Big House, the African 
House and the Yucca House — to the 

The Historic Foundation's Cane 
River Plantation Tour included Beau 
Fort and Magnolia plantations. The 
Magnolia Plantation tour featured a 
Civil War reenactment.Visitors to 
this tour also witnessed The Slaying 
of the Overseer and the Battle of 

Both tours included free admis- 
sion to various historical sites around 
Natchitoches. These sites included 
Bishop Martin Museum, Church of 
the Immaculate Conception, Trinity 
Baptist Church, St. Augustine 

" This tour not only educates the public who 
come to see it ,but I think it gets our town 

interested in ton 


Saidee Newell 


Church and Cemetery, Cunningham 
Law Office, Trinity Episcopal 
Church, Roque House, Badin-Roque 
House and American Cemetery. 

Some local and Natchitoches 
residents conducted the tours in au- 
thentic costumes from the 1700s and 
1800s. Saidee Newell, member of 
the Association of the Preservation 

of Historic Natchitoches, said they 
had no problems finding volunteers. 

"We had over 300 volunteers," 
Newell said. "That's what makes 
th town so. interesting. 

This tour not only educates the 
public who come to see it, but I 
think it gets our towns people in- 
terested in tourism." 

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On Sept. 20. congressional nego- 
tiators approved a first-ever cap on 
the number of students who can re- 
ceive Pell Grants. The decision is 
part of a larger bill which also freezes 
funding for many student financial 
jid programs. 

The House/Senate Education 
Spending Bill for 1995 provides a $40 
increase in the maximum Pell Grant, 
Id $2,340 next year. However, total 
kpending for new grants would drop 
|>y $60 million, and Congress would 
bmit to 3.9 million the number of 
itudents receiving aid. 
f "It means students who apply 
liear the end of the line may not get 
ny money at all," said Laura 
icClintock, legislative director of the 
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When you can't breathe 
nothing else matters 1 

Supporters of the cap say it is a 
one-time-only ceiling that students 
are . unlikely to reach. But 
McClintock said 3.8 million students 
received Pell Grants last year, and 
the usage rates are on the rise. 

USSA also criticized the small 
$40 increase in the maximum Pell 
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restore cuts enacted two years ago 
in tight budget times. 

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McClintock said. The maximum 
grant "is not even back to the $2,400 
level it was under the Bush admin- 

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makers still support Pell and other 
financial aid programs. Yet they 
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imposes tight spending caps within 
specific categories of programs, in- 
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competition out there for limited 
dollars," McClintock said. 

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Tim Robbins talks of prison life and happy endings 

Ian Spelling 

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NEW YORK— That air of innocence 
Tim Robbins always seems to bring 
to his roles — in such films as Bull 
Durham, Jacob's Ladder, 
Hudsucker Proxy and even The 
Player (where his character was de- 
liciously guilty) — has never been 
put to better use than in The 
Shawshank Redemption. 

Likely to go down, and deserv- 
edly so, as one of the 1994's best 
films, Shawshank, based on Stephen 
King's novella "Rita Hayworth and 
the Shawshank Redemption," casts 

Robbins as Andy Dufresne, a quiet 
Maine banker sent to the brutal 
Shawshank prison in 1946 for kill- 
ing his cheating wife and her lover. 

At the prison, the reserved 
Dufresne, who insists he's innocent, 
keeps to himself, but slowly builds a 
friendship with Red (Morgan Free- 
man), Shawshank's wise get-you- 
anything guy. 

He also manages to foster more 
humane conditions for his fellow 
prison and earn preferential treat- 
ment for himself by handling the 
guard's taxes and siphoning bribe 
payoffs and other illegally gotten 
funds into foreign bank accounts for 

Tim Robbins stars as Andy Dufresne, a mild-mannered New 
England banker who is convicted of murder in the "The 
Shawshank Redemption." 

Photo by Michael Weinstein 

the prison's Bible-spouting, money- 
hungry warden (Bob Gunton). 

Though at times incredibly 
bleak, the film is full of hope as it 
explores the 20-year friendship be- 
tween Dufresne and Red and works 
to live up to its title. "I've been in so 
many cynical-ending films — not that 
there's anything wrong with that; I 
think all those films really worked 
for what they were," Robbins said, 
during an interview at the Manhat- 
tan offices of Sony Pictures. "I just 
always look for something different 
as an actor, and this script was so 
exhilarating and uplifting at the end. 
I have to say it was one of the big 
drawing points, without it being 
hokey. There are a lot of films you 
see with happy endings stapled on. 
This one has a seamless journey 
toward that ending." 

Getting inside Andy Dufresne's 
head was perhaps the actor's most 
important task in bringing the char- 
acter to life. To do so, Robbins inter- 
viewed several inmates at a prison 
in Mansfield, Ohio, about a mile 
from the shuttered facility where 
Shawshank was actually filmed. 
Further, Robbins, spent a few hours 
in a solitary confinement cell to get 
a taste of the ordeal. 

"To be honest, although I could 
imagine what it was like, I knew 
inside I was getting out in a couple of 
hours," he said. "So it wasn't any 
incredible, grief-filled experience. 
But it gave me an idea of the sound 
of the place, a concept of what it was 
like to be locked up. 

I found myself gravitating to- 
ward the cell's window, watching 
any kind of movement I could find, 
even a blade of grass moving in the 
wind. The most exciting thing was 
seeing a bird fly." 

When it came time to move be- 
fore the cameras, Robbins was ready. 
"It was what when unspoken that 
was important for this character. 

what was going on in his eyes. The 
gradual, subtle changes that hap- 
pen in him (over time) were a nice 
challenge to me. There were physi- 
cal things as well. How do you play 
someone 50 years ol d? You can't stoop 
over and be an old man, but there's 
a pain in the lower back and slight 
hunch. There's a slower gait in his 

Also helping Robbins to breathe 
life into his performance was two- 
time Oscar nominee Morgan Free- 
man. Robbins said that Freeman 
was a joy to work with and the type 
of actor who's as good off cameras, in 
rehearsal, as he is on final takes. 

"Some actors have their best 
stuff for in front of the camera," 
Robbins said. "You often times act 
with them off-camera, remember- 
ing what they did on camera. With 
Morgan, it was never that way. He 
was always completely there for me. 
I like to change things subtly and 
give different colors to different lines. 
Morgan is able to go with you but 
also takes you down a different road 
by taking what you've done and sub- 
tly changing it. So, it was always 
fresh. For me, the' most satisfying 
scenes were those in which we were 
in the same frame, where you could 
really see that happen. It wasn't 
about camera angles and close-ups. 
It was simply about the relationship 
between these two guys." 

Lately, Robbins, who lives in 
downtown Manhattan with longtime 
lady friend Susan Sarandon and 
their children, has been a busy, busy 

Not only did he write and direct 
and act in his political satire Bob 
Roberts, but he starred inShort Cuts, 
Hudsucker Proxy, a surprise turkey 
("I don't know what happened with 
that," he says. "The way I look at it 
is let's watch it in 10 years, and then 
we'll see."), Shawshank, and the 
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Leading the way with a 6-0 mark, The Baptist Student Union swept 
through the Women's Open division of the intramural flag football season, 
as qualifying teams prepare for the All-Campus Tournament this week. 

The BSU marched to the regular season title with a 12-0 win over Phi 
Mu, the division runner-up, last week. The two teams will meet again 
today at 4:30 in the Women's Championship Game. 

In the men's championship, Alpha Phi Alpha, who won the Greek 
regular season title with a perfect 6-0 record and is the top-ranked team 
according to this week's Top Ten Poll, will play Theta Chi (5-1, No. 5 in 

CSO-Couillons, last week's top-ranked team, fell to No. 2 this week 
and finished the season at 5-1, still good enough for tops in the Purple 
'Open division. CSO-Gators, 5-1 and ranked No. 6, also qualified for the 

E & I brought home the Orange Open division crown with a 5-1 mark 
and a No. 3 Top Ten ranking. Finishing second was Going For Broke (5- 
| No. 10). 

Seventh-ranked Kappa Sigma Pledge joined Alpha Phi Alpha as the 
only other undefeated men's team at 6-0. KATN, 5-1 and ranked No. 8, 
'will join Kappa Sigma Pledge as representatives from the Dorm division. 

First round games were played yesterday, with semifinal contests 
! slated for Wednesday. The Men's Championship Game will be played at 
4:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Men's and women's tournament champions will represent North- 
western at the flag football state tournament in New Orleans later this 

1 . Alpha Phi Alpha 

2. CSO-Couillons 

3. E & I 

4. DA Syndicate 

5. ThctaChi 

6. CSO Gators 

7. Kappa Sigma Pledge 

8. KATN 


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1. BSU 6-0 

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Alexander's versatility has NFL showing interest 

David Weaver 

Current Sauce 

Danny Alexander isn't known 
for his great burst of sprinter's speed 
or mind-boggling career statistics. 

But the Demons' senior run- 
ning back has become a candidate 
for several professional football 
teams because of one talent that 
many teams are looking for these 
days — versatility. 

Alexander, at 6-1 and 220 
pounds, is a big, strong running back 
who can get out of the backfield and 
catch the football. That talent has 
been enough to earn the Little Rock 
native a very serious look from sev- 
eral NFL teams. 

Houston, Green Bay, Tampa 
Bay, Denver, Philadelphia, Cleve- 
land, Los Angeles Rams, Los Ange- 
les Raiders and New Orleans have 
all shown interest in Alexander. 
"I've dreamed of playing professional 
football since I started playing the 
game in the fourth grade," Alexander 
said. "Football has always been on 
my mind and I've basically fallen in 
love with it. Playing football has 
become second nature to me, and 
the chance to play in the pros is a 
lifelong dream." 

Alexander knows his ticket into 
the NFL will come with his ability to 
get open as a receiver out of the 
backfield, and he has worked hard 
during his college career at North- 
western to improve in that area. 

"My ability to catch the football 

will help me in the pros," Alexander 
said "A lot of teams are looking for 
a running back who can catch the 
ball before running with it. But for 
the most part, I've basically filled 
out questionnaires for some teams. 
They [the scouts] want to make sure 
I stay in good shape after the season 
so I can run my best times in their 

Since the Ail-American high 
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in Little 
Rock in 
19 9 1, 

has played many positions at North- 

Alexander started his career 
with the Demons as a wide receiver. 
He has said his early years with the 
Demons have helped him become a 
better player overall simply because 
he was able to play more than one 

"Playing all those positions here 
early on has helped me learn the 
value of hard work," he said. "I've 
played wide receiver, tailback, full- 
back and even tight end on occasion. 
It really increases my value to the 
team when I can play more than one 



That value has been evident this 
season as Alexander has hel ped lead 
the Demons to a 3-2 non-conference 
record as they prepare to face 
Southland Conference foe Sam Hous- 
ton State, Saturday. 

Alexander is currently second 
on the team in rushing with 190 
yards on 45 carries, with two touch- 
downs and a 4.2 yards-per-carry 
average. Alexander trails only fel- 
low tailback Clarence Matthews, 
who leads the team with 390 yards. 

As the elder member of the De- 
mons' running back duo, Alexander 
feels splitting time with Matthews 
has helped both players improve as 
well as giving the opposing defenses 
headaches because of their differing 
running styles. 

"I play a more physical type of 
game and Clarence is more of a speed- 
type back who can break a long run 
on any play," Alexander said. "Our 
different styles pose problems for 
the defenses in that they have to 
prepare for both of us. We also are 
able to talk on the sideline and let 
each other know what goes on qut on 
the field during our series. We work 
really well together." 

Alexander admits that at first 
he was a little upset about having to 
share time during his senior year, 
but quickly realized the two-back 
rotation is best for the team. The 
value of both runners was evident in 
the third game of this season against 
Nicholls State. 

Alexander started the game and 

gained 38 yards in four carries on 
the Demons' opening drive, capping 
it with a powerful 15-yard touch- 
down burst. Matthews then scored 
Northwestern's second touchdown 
minutes later with a 76-yard scam- 

"At first I didn't really knov. 
what to expect, but the situation has 
worked out for the best," he said 
"Clarence and I can both be more 
effective because both of us stay fresh 
and that helps the offense as a 

Alexander has high hopes for 
his senior season at Northwestern, 
which has already experienced sev- 
eral highs and lows going into the 
bulk of conference play. He really 
believes the team can do some spe- 
cial things this season for the De- 
mon football program following the 
big upset win over then-No. 4 ranked 
Troy State on Oct. 1. 

"Beating Troy State was very 
big for us because it proved that we 
could win a big game," Alexander 
said. "In the past we had always 
seemed to lose the really big games 
that could have helped us in the 
standings. The way we responded 
following the East Texas game [a 28- 
24 Demon loss Sept. 24] against 
Troy State proves that our football 
team can bounce back and beat any- 
body. We think we've got just as 
good a shot as anyone to win it." 

A conference title would cer- 
tainly look good on his resume. And 
for Danny Alexander, that resume 
just keeps looking better. 

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Danielle Schaeffer and Ruth 
Muniz led Northwestern's women's 
Cross Country team to a second- 
place finish at the Pelican Cup Loui- 
siana State Cross Country Champi- 
onships Saturday in New Orleans. 

McNeese State, with five of the 
top 13 finishers, won the women's 
championship with 41 points, and 
the Lady Demons, ranked No. 9 in 
the district VI Poll, finished with 76 
points in the 15-team event. 

Northwestern's men finished 
fifth out of 13 teams with 1 19 points. 
Louisiana Tech won the champion- 
ship with 63 points. 

Schaeffer finished seventh over- 
all in the 5,000 meter race with a 
time of 19:06, and Muniz was right 
behind in eighth-place in 19: 12. Both 
runners earned all-state cross coun- 
try honors for finishing in the top 10 
and their times were personal bests. 

"Both runners are running very 
well right now, and they are healthy," 
Lady Demon Coach Dean Johnson, 
said. "Danielle has been training 
super, and Ruth has been training 
very well." 

Muniz had suffered electrolyte 
depletion in the NSU Invitational, 
and Johnson was concerned about 
how it would effect her in Saturday's 

"We were worried, but she made 
it through fine," he said. "It was a 
little cooler and overcast, so the 
weather helped out." 

Robin Meyers finished 16th in 
19:41, Laura Oubre was 20th in 19:56 
and Carla Davison finished 25th in 
20:08 to round out Northwestern's 
top five finishers. 

Although Johnson thought the 
Lady Demons had a chance of win- 
ning the meet, he was pleased with 
his squad's performance Saturday. 

"Right now McNeese's top five 
is a little stronger," he noted. "But 
we cut our gap time from the first-to- 
fifth runners down and we competed 
well. Tactically, we ran a smarter 
race and it showed. They went out a 
little harder at the beginning and 
we were able to hold off the Univer- 
sity of New Orleans." 

Tim Rosas was the Demon's top 
finisher in the men's race. Rosas 
was 13th with a time of 26:46. Kris 
Jimenez was 15th in 26:51, Kerry 
Gray was 23rd in 27:20, Robert 
Bonner finished 28th in 27:37 and 
Jeremy Huffman came in 41st with 
a time of 28:32. 

Northwestern has a week off 
before it goes to the NLU Invita- 
tional Oct. 21 in Monroe. 

"We need to get some training 
back in to get ready for the Confer- 
ence Championships, "Johnson said. 
"We've got three weeks to get every- 
body ready to go by October 31." 

Tim Rosas was the Demons' top 
finisher at the Pelican Cup Louisi- 

ana State Cross Country Champion 
ship Saturday in New Orleans 

Photo by Jeff Fletcher 

Demons need fan support to become winning team 

Home field advantage. 

Of all the various sports terms 
bantered about by so-called experts 
today, this particular phrase per- 
haps carries the least meaning. Just 
exactly what does it mean? Or, to 
put it in more relatable terms, what 
does it mean at Northwestern? 

The Demons were facing na- 
tionally-ranked Troy State last week 
at Turpin Stadium and only a rela- 
tive handful of students and faculty 
bothered to show up. 

It took bringing Southern Uni- 
versity and its faithful following to 
fill Turpin Stadium in the season 
opener, and by the final period it 
seemed as though the game had 
somehow shifted to Baton Rouge. 
The other home games for North- 
western have been filled with booing 
and discontent. 

Am I missing something, or is 
there some kind of problem here? 

The Demons put Northwestern 
on the map that night against Troy 

David Weaver 

State, a program which compares 
favorably with any other in the coun- 
try. Even aftersleepwalking through 
a miserable 28-24 upset loss at the 
hands of Divi- 
sion II East 
Texas State, the 
2-2 Demons had 
to be given some 
shimmer ofhope 
on facing the 
Trojans at 

But from 
my view in the 
press box, the 
band almost 
everyone else 

behind the Demons' bench. The offi- 
cial game attendance of a little over 
5,000 didn't do that view any justice. 
It looked more like 500. 

I'm sure Troy State couldn't help 
holding in a chuckle when they 
stepped onto the field in front of a 

hostile crowd of. . . nobody. Imagine 
the way the Trojans must have licked 
their chops and waited impatiently 
for the opening kickoff. No enemy 
territory here. 
And imagine the way the 
Demons must have felt. 
Here was a group of people 
representing Northwestern 
in a contest against a tough 
opponent and no one cared 
enough to show up. Yes, they 
had embarrassed them- 
selves against East Texas. 


But, is that any way to show 
support, by just not coming to the 

Every Saturday I see great col- 
lege programs like Notre Dame, 
Michigan and Miami playing before 
packed houses. Sure, these teams 
are major challengers for the na- 

tional championship every season, 
but one thing they never have to 
worry about is fan support. 

Bring on the Florida States, the 
Colorados, the Ohio States, they say. 
We've got the 12th man waiting in 
our stadium. 

But that has never been the 
case here at Northwestern. Of course, 
it helps to have a winning football 
team, and the Demons have cer- 
tainly witnessed their fair share of 
losing the past few seasons, while 
not actually stinking up the joint, 

The one thing that gets me is 
that, with all the bad-mouthing of 
the players and coaches, what is the 
goal? Is it that we yearn for a win- 
ning football team and some respect 
from perennial playoff contenders 
such as Troy State? 

If so, then the Demons have 
answered the question resoundingly. 
Going into this week's game with 
Sam Houston, Northwestern's foot- 

ball program has its best chance of 
winning the Southland Conference 
championship since 1988. Three con- 
ference opponents will visit Turpin 
Stadium in the coming weeks, in- 
cluding favorites North Texas and 

Southwest Texas will be a road 
game, but the Bobcats are mired in 
a rebuilding phase of their program. 
Louisiana Tech will be a big test, but 
is not a conference foe. 

Stephen F. Austin will host the 
Demons in the regular season fi- 
nale, the toughest road game the 
Demons will play all season. What 
will await the visiting conference 
foes here in Natchitoches? 

Scenes such as the one wit- 
nessed against Troy State will do 
the Demons no good. Although, as I 
had moved down to the field with 
about two minutes left in the game, 
that small group of real fans was 
making more noise than any group 
of 15,000 ever could. 

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With additions to staff, special events 
and facilities, Northwestern's leisure activi- 
ties program offers students a growing vari- 
ety of sports and activities. 

Scott Bruscatto, a graduate of North- 
eastern Louisiana University, is the new 
coordinator for leisure activities. He super- 
vises the many programs available and the 
special events that leisure activities spon- 
sors throughout the year. 

Bruscatto brings with him the first NSU/ 
Natchitoches Homecoming Mile, a one-mile 
fun run the morning of Northwestern's home- 
coming game. Entry fee for the race is $5 and 
each runner will receive an NSU/ 
Natchitoches Homecoming Mile tee-shirt. 
Bruscatto said the run is for students and 
the community and he hopes it becomes an 
annual homecoming event, such as the Half- 

Half-Niter is a night of team games and 
scavenger hunt. Taking clues given after 
each round of games, teams search the cam- 
pus for the two tokens worth $200 each. 
Half-Niter is Oct. 19 in the gymnasium of 
the IM Building. 

Sarah Kiely, a graduate student who is 
the new marketing director for leisure ac- 
tivities, said special events are always popu- 
lar with students. "They are like a little 
break from school," Kiely said. "We usually 
have good prizes, including money, which 
everybody likes." An Intramural Council, 
also new this semester, will promote intra- 
mural sports, make recommendations, and 
settle eligibility problems. The six member 

"College is not just going to class 
and studyin g, we all need to have 
a little f un too yy 

Alicia Cousins 
IM Council Representative 

board comprises representatives from Catho- 
lic Student Organization, Intramural stu- 
dent employees, dorms and fraternities. 

Alicia Cousins, a senior from New Or- 
leans, represents Dodd Hall and Alpha 
Kappa Alpha on the IM Council. She said 
there is a need for a governing board due to 
past problems with player eligibility in in- 
tramural sports. "I'm glad we have this. 
Last year when we had a problem with 
eligibility, we did not have anyone to make 
our case to." 

Cousins added that the council is a good 
way to promote the intramural activities 
and get more students involved. "Some 
people don't run fast or jump high," she said. 
"They aren't eligible for varsity sports, so 
they can come join intramural sports and 
have fun with it. This is for them. College is 
not just going to class and studying, we all 
need to have a little fun too." Cousins is 
organizing a co-ed volleyball league. 

Kiely agrees that there is always room 
for more student involvement. "Many stu- 
dents do participate. It's not like you will go 
and be the only person there. There is 
always going to be something going on and 
a team that will want you. You don't have to 


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building and see what facilities are a^Card debt I 
able for them. "Many people don't realiz e *'Bank took i 
have pool tables, bicycles, fishing gear ^Oaivete as i 
even VCRs," she said. "All of these facil^hen they , 
are here for the students." tf* 1 ^' After 

The fitness center is among those f fl( j. 0r tne °uts 
ties available. Bruscatto said $6,000 Visa c a 

ofequipment has been purchased, inclu* .^ 1 ' claim 
two stairroasters, new machine weights & | at 1 jfnet s 1 
dumbbells. The center is supervised hoped for ^ 
dent employees and is open to all stu< * e jitidg e ' s fete 
noon to 8 p.m. and to women only 8 to 9P' th e matter 
Monday through Thursday. l| *' f >ON»i NEWS 

Aerobics classes are held at 4:30 P' | 
and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday-jl 

For outdoor recreation, canoes 
boats are available at Chaplins Lake* ^ta^siaum 
teams sports are regularly scheduled- 

The IM Building is open 6 a.m. to 9p ' (C :<5!uin 
Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 4P 

Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and ' 
day. Scheduled activities are posted we ^iit§style 

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Stunning 54-0 victory 
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Tuesday, October 18, 1994 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches, Louisiana 




grades will be available from 8 to 
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the Student Union Ballroom. 
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available after Thursday. Student! 
attending off-campus sites must 
contact those campuses for 
information regarding midterm 


Student request cards for early 
registration will be available for 
pick-up on Nov. 15 and 16 in the 
Student Union Ballroom. Advis- 
ing and early registration for the 
spring will be in departments 
Nov. 16 and 17. 

GRE COURSES: The Division 
of Continuing Education will offer 
courses to potential graduate 
, students to enhance their perfor 
mance on the Graduate Record 
Exam. The prep courses will be 
begin Oct. 29. Other courses are 
scheduled from 9 to 5 Nov. 5, 12 
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Faculty Senate works to distribute raises fairly 

Jane Baldwin 

Current Sauce 

In an effort to be competitive 
with other universities, 29 faculty 
members were given salary raises 
in the fall, but 195 faculty members 
were left with empty pockets. 

According to Dr. Thomas 
Hanson, president of the faculty sen- 
ate committee, their reaction was 
just as he expected. 

"If you figure you have about 
240 faculty members and only 29 
received raises, that's 190 who 
didn't," Hanson said. "We have to 
fix that problem." 

The faculty senate committee 
met Sept. 20 to discuss the salary 
increases. Ac- 
cording to 
$80,000 was 
needed to 
fund the 29 
salary adjust- 
ments to 
meet with the 
College and 

The University spent $452,000 
on hiring new faculty to meet with 
CUPA standards. Northwestern 
presently employs 287 full-time fac- 
ulty, but 300 faculty are needed for 
the enrollment size of the Univer- 

According to the 1994 South- 
ern Regional Education Board re- 
port, regional and national salary 
averages are important benchmarks 

and goals for states. For college and 
university faculty, states need to be 
competitive with those at similar in- 
stitutions in other states. 

Louisiana college faculty ra 
the lowest among salaries of othx r 
faculty of southern colleges and uni- 
versities. "Our objective is to get ev- 
erybody to the state average," Tho- 
mas said. "After the state average, 
we want to meet with the SREB and 
CUPA average." 

In an effort to reach the state 
average, the University used the 
"high merit" system to decide who 
would receive the first salary in- 
creases. In Hanson's report to Presi- 
dent Robert Alost, 36 faculty mem- 
bers received the "highest merit" 
ranking at least once during the last 
five years. 

Professors are ranked by their 
performance in three categories — 
merit, high merit and highest merit. 
"We have an evaluation performed 
by our department chairman at an 
annual bases," Hanson said. "The 
chairman decides whether to give 
you merit or high merit and whether 
to nominate you for highest merit." 

The nominations go before the 
academic council, composed of the 
department and division heads, and 
they decide who gets the highest 
merit ranking. 

If the salary adjustments are 
approved by the Board of Trustees 
and the money is available, faculty 
salary raises are awarded based on 
the merit ranking. 

According to Hanson, the sal- 
ary adjustments are not the "long- 
awaited" merit increases promised 
by the administration. "These re- 

flect the desire to move all faculty to 
the appropriate regional and/or na- 
tional average for their rank and 

"We were able to to move more 
than 10 percent of Northwestern's 
faculty closer to the appropriate av- 
erage .... It is just the beginning, 
but it is the first step in the right 

According to Alost, the Univer- 
sity received a special state budget 
allocation of $1.1 million of which 
$488,000 will be withheld for fac- 

ulty and staff salary increases when 
released. The $488,000 for the fac- 
ulty has not been approved from 
State Board of Trustees. According 
to Hanson, they do not know when 
the money will be released. 

Dr. Edward Graham, vice- 
president of academic affairs, said 
Alost had tried to make the $488,000 
salary increase a permanent part of 
the budget. 

"Dr. Alost has put into place a 
committee, a faculty salary commit- 
tee, that has faculty and staff repre- 

sentation," Hanson said. "There are 
two subcommittees, a faculty sub- 
committee and a staff subcommit- 
tee, because it was appropriate since 
there is such a wide difference in 
faculty and staff. 

"It will be the responsibility of 
the faculty salary analysis and re- 
view committee to insure that when 
the $488,000 is released to North- 
western, all faculty members will 
make significant steps toward reach- 
ing the appropriate norms for their 
rank and discipline." 

Name $ salary Increase New salary Reason for Change 


Patricia Pierson 

$14,000 •% $48,000 Additional duties as dept. head of 
' r amily and Consumer science 


Louise Martin 

Terry Isbell 

Garry Ross 

Marsha Zulick 

$13,004 f^-; $35,000 

Assumed new duties as adminis- 
trative assistant in President's office 

"■ nnn " Additional duties as department 

$13,000 W J head of Psychology 

Wfinnn Regular appointment to dept. 
512,000 ' head: Language/Communications 


^^^g^^J^surned new duties as director of 
$45,000 England Air Park campus 

Sih'rcf: Board of Regents report: Personnel changes, promotions/chances in classification, salary 

Stormy Weather 

Student Janekia You ngblood braves the weather nasty weather students and teachers still make 
to get to class Monday. Natchitoches has been their way to class. According to weather broad- 
plagued with rain since Saturday, yet, despite the casts, the rain will clear up Thursday. 

Virtual Reality 

Virtual reality and the homecoming parade are 
just a few of the activities held this week for alumni and 
students, taking part in Homecoming '94 activities. 

"Homecoming is a special time for anyone associ- 
ated with Northwestern," Elise James, director of alumni 
affairs, said. "The opportunity to revisit old friends, 
relive memories and see the beautiful campus make 
Homecoming weekend something to look forward to and 

James said this year's events include popular ac- 
tivities along with new events. 

"We are always looking for ways to make Homecom- 
ing a better event from year to year," she said. "We 
continue popular 

Free speech forum addresses concerns 

Keri Champion 

Current Sauce 

The SGA is forming a committee for 
students to voice their opinions in free 
speech forums. 

The forum consists of three subcom- 
mittees that focus on certain issues. Mem- 
bers of the first forum will discuss political 
issues. According to Dana Lewis, head of 
the committee, they will try to hold a 
debate with the governor candidates. 

The second committee will focus on 
the rights and restrictions of campus me- 
dia. Speakers will discuss the 1st Amend- 
ment and media ethics. Sexual assault 
and harassment will be the topic of the 
third committee. 

All students can attend these sessions 
in order to voice their opinions. The main 
goal of the free speech forum is to better 

serve the students and let them have a say 
on what should be changed or done to 
sufficiently serve their needs. 

"We want input from the students," 
Lewis said. "Anyone is eligible to be a 
forum member." 

Interested students are encouraged to 
help form and attend the forum committee 
which will help the administration decide 
what issues need to be addressed. The 
meetings are held at 3 p.m. Wednesdays in 
Rm. 310 of the Student Union. Jason Mesh 
is the senator-at-large representing the 

"Without student attendance, it will 
be impossible to continue the forums," Lewis 
said. "With the input of students, the Uni- 
versity administration and staff will be 
able to better supplement students' needs 
and improve student life." 

The committee is working to have the 

gubernatorial candidates speak with stu- 
dents. Members will also write letters to 
the women's caucus to invite their speak- 
ers to visit Northwestern. 

The suggested topic for the first forum, 
not yet scheduled, is date rape and sexual 

In the past, the administration con- 
ducted the free speech forums. The forums 
were discontinued because of lack of par- 
ticipation, but students' suggestions 
brought the forum, back to attention. 

"By holding these forums students may 
get information on topics not ordinarily 
attainable to them," Dawn Shamburger, 
sophomore, said. 

Students interested in becoming in- 
volved with the forums should leave a 
message for Lewis at the SGA office in Rm. 
221 of the Student Union or call for more 
information , at 352-8375. 

calendar of 


Virtual Reality - Student Union 10 am- 

Movie-City Slickers II at 7 p.m. in The 


Virtual Reality - Student Union 10 a.m.-4 

Movie -Citv Slickers II at ihe 

IM Half-Niter - Intramural Building at 8 


Movie - Citv Slickers II, 2 p.m. in The 

Parade and Pep Rally -beginning at 5:30 
on Front Street 


Football game - NSU vs. U. of North 
Texas at 2 p.m. in Turpin Stadium 

events and de- 
velop new ideas 
that can bring 
more people back 
to the campus." 

Special guests 
for Homecoming 
'94 are the gradu- 
atingclass of 1944. 
The class will be 
honored at events 
throughout the 
weekend. Events 
for students will 
also take place on 
campus through- 
out the week. 

At 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday, the an- 
nual Homecoming 
parade will be 
held. The parade 
will wind its way 
through campus 
and will go to the 
riverbank where a 
pep rally will be 
held. The public is 
invited to watch 
the parade and 
take part in the pep rally. 

Northwestern's Demons will face North Texas in 
the annual homecoming game at 2 p.m. in Turpin 

During halftime, the Spirit of Northwestern March- 
ing Band will be featured along with presentation of the 
1994 Homecoming Court. 

Inductees into the Long Purple Line and the "N" 
Club Hall of Fame will be recognized along with the 
Outstanding Teachers, and members of the Class of 


Tuesday, October 18, 1994 

Scholarships and fel- 
lowship now available 
for study abroad 

Northwestern's Office of Inter- 
national Programs is now taking 
applications from students to com- 
pete for nationally subsidized study- 
abroad opportunities in 1995-96. 

Undergraduates scholarships 
and fellowships at the graduate level 
are available for international study 
in non-Western countries, accord- 
ing to Tommy Whitehead, director 
of Northwestern's Office of Interna- 
tional Programs. 

The program, established by 
Congress with the National Secu- 
rity Education Act of 1 99 1 , funds the 
study of languages and cultures of 
countries outside Western Europe, 
Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Undergraduate scholarships 
are available for both summer and 
year-long study programs. Grants 
may be used to take part in regular 
study-abroad programs, to enroll at 
a university, or for special projects. 
Graduate-level fellowships empha- 
size curricular enhancement with 
an non- Western cultural focus and 
language specialization. 

Candidates are selected by re- 
view panels on the basis of merit and 
how the applicants' study proposals 
support academic and career goals. 
The program is designed to develop 
future scholars and teachers spe- 
cializing in world areas currently 
underrepresented in U.S. interna- 
tional education, according to 

For more information, call 357- 
5213. Undergraduates may also call 
the National Security Education 
Program office at 1-800-618-NSEP, 
and graduate level students, 1-800- 

Scholars' College pro- 
fessor presents paper 
on Nazi art 

A thwarted artist and architect, 
Adolf Hitler, couldn't produce his 
own art, but he knew how to use it to 
fit his purposes, according to Dr. 
Jean D'Amato, associate professor 
of classics in the Louisiana Scholars' 

D'Amato recently discussed the 
classical tradition in Nazi art in a 
lecture she delivered to the Honors 

A Virtual reality booth opened activities for Homecoming week Monday. 
Activities continue Thursday with a parade and culminate with the Home- 
coming Game against North Texas Saturday. Photo by Chad Suluvan 

Colloquium at Northeast Louisiana 
University. The lecture grew from 
research D'Amato had done in pre- 
paring to teach one of the texts and 
traditions courses in the Scholars' 

One of the aims of the Scholars' 
College is to engage in frequent aca- 
demic interchange with other col- 
leges and universities in the state, 
particularly the honors programs at 
these institutions. 

In the lecture, D'Amato empha- 
sized the way the Nazis used classi- 
cal motifs for the propagandistic aims 
of the Third Reich and the resulting 
distortion of these motifs to fit the 
Reich's goals. 

D'Amato discussed significant 
works of sculpture and painting pro- 
duced during the Nazi period and 
how this art was used by the Nazis to 
further their propaganda goals. 

Music teacher 
awarded professor- 

Tony Smith, associate professor 
of music, was awarded the Magale 
Endowed Professorship. Smith will 
explore ways to better use the per- 
sonal computer in music education 
as the recipient of the professorship. 

The Magale Endowed Professor- 
ship is awarded annually to a faculty 
member in the Mrs. H.D. Dear, Sr. 
and Alice E. Dear Department of 
Creative and Performing Arts. 

Funds from the endowment are 
used in faculty development includ- 
ing travel to research projects and 
conferences, purchase of equipment 
and supplies and other expenditures. 
Funds will also be used to enhance a 
resource library for fine arts educa- 
tional material being organized in 
the department of creative and per- 
forming arts. The endowment was 
set up by a gift from the Magale 

During the academic year Smith 
will attend a workshopin Washing- 
ton D.C on Macintosh computer op- 
eration and will conduct research at 
the Library of Congress. He will at- 
tend an additional workshop in the 
spring devoted to computer applica- 
tion and audio-visual classroom pre- 

Northwestern is using comput- 
ers extensively in music education 
courses because of grants obtained 
by Dr. Burt Allen, Northwestern di- 
rector of choral activities, and other 
faculty. Smith's research will im- 
prove the way technology is used. 

"Eventually an instructor will 
be able to walk into a classroom and 
call up any piece of music, scene from 
a play or a painting they need to 
illustrate their lecture with one push 

of a button," Smith said. 

Professor from U. of 
to discuss graduate 

Professor Richard Monti, direc- 
tor of the Masters of Arts and For- 
eign Languages at the University of 
Wisconsin - Milwaukee, will visit 
Northwestern Thursday and Friday 
for a lecture and discussion of avail- 
able graduate programs at Wiscon- 
sin - Milwaukee. 

Monti will hold a lecture at 5 
p.m. Thursday in the President's 
Room of the Friedman Student 
Union. He will discuss the sixth book 
)f the Roman poet Vergil's Aenied. 
This particular section of the book is 
significant because of the major in- 
iluence it had on works throughout 
the Middle Ages and Renaissance. 
Among the works influenced by this 
portion of Aenied was Dante's Di- 
vine Comedy and its description of 
the Inferno. 

On Friday, Monti will meet with 
students, faculty and area educa- 
tors in Rm. 239 Kyser Hall to dis- 
;uss the program he directs at Wis- 
:onsin - Milwaukee. The program 

offers a master's of arts in foreign 
language and literature designed to I 
provide advanced training to stu- 
dents with a broad undergraduate 
background in the liberal arts. 

Through collaborative efforts 
with other master's level programs 
in the University of Wisconsin sys- 
tem, the courses of study enable 
students to receive a liberal arts 
degree and a degree in a specialized 
area such as library science. Stu- 
dents will also receive sufficient 
training to pursue a doctorate in a 
specific discipline within this area. 

For further information, con- 
tact Dr. Jean D'Amato in the Louisi- 
ana Scholars' College at 357-4539. 

English professor 
writes about author of 
horror novels 

The name Sheridan LeFanu 
may not be recognizable to most 
people, but the images in his stories 
will send a chill up the spine of even 
the most fearless readers. Dr. James 
Means, associate professor of En- 
glish, is examining LeFanu's work 
as part of a research project funded 
by Northwestern's Council of Un- 
dergraduate Research Administra- 

Means began reading 19th Cen- 
tury sensational and horror fiction 
several years ago and came across 
some of LeFanu's novels and short 
stories. He said LeFanu's work in- 
fluenced many writers of the genre 
including Bram Stoker, the author 
of Dracula. 

"He is a tremendously under- 
rated writer," Means said. "I had 
never heard of him until I started 
reading him, but his stories are bril- 

I have read some of his stories 
and felt a chill up my spine because 
the images are so strong." 

In his research, Means is com- 
paring two versions of LeFanu's 
Schalken the Painter to show revi- 
sions the author made between the 
first edition in 1839 and the second 
version published in 1851. 

"This research is interesting as 
a way of seeing an artist at work," 
Means said. 

"You can see the changes 
LeFanu made to make the story bet- 
ter," he said. " He made some dele- 
tions in areas he thought he got 
verbose, and he made the second 
story more suspenseful." 

Means hopes to publish his re- 
search in professional journals over 
the next year. 

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Teny Byars brings talent and experience to Northwestern theater productions 






Hank Cannon 

Current Sauce 

Like the Nike commercial series "Bo 
knows," Terry Byars knows singing. Terry 
mows acting. Terry knows directing. Terry 
inows music. Terry knows writing. Terry is 
also an associate professor in the depart- 
ment of creative and performing arts. 

Byars was primarily reared in the Ba- 
ton Rouge area, but his family moved often 
because his father was in medical school. 
Before returning to Baton Rouge, Byars had 
lived in New Orleans and Shreveport. He' 
had his first taste of the theater while living 
in Shreveport. 

"They had a wonderful children's the- 
ater group which I joined when I was in the 
sixth grade," Byars said. "It kind of cata- 
pulted me into the world of theater." 

Byars retained his interest in the dra- 
matic arts throughout high school but fam- 
ily pressures persuaded him to pursue a 
degree in English education from Louisiana 
State University. 

"I student taught and knew immedi- 
ately that I hated teaching high school," 
Byars said. 

In 1971, the summer after he completed 
his degree, Byars went to summer stock at 
the Williamstown Festival Theater at Will- 
iams College in Massachusetts. 

"...That was my most magnificent en- 

tree into the world of theater," Byars said. 
"Williamstown is 
a place where a lot 
of Broadway stars 
go during the 
summer to get out 
of the city." 

had a lot of con- 
nections with Yale 
University. The 
director during 
Byar's time at the 
theater, Nikos Byars 
Sacaroplis, was 

an instructor from Yale and he brought 

many Yale students with him. 

There, Byars worked and socialized with 
people like Santo LaQuasto, one of the pre- 
miere movie set designers, John Conklin, 
Frank Langella and MaryAnn Mercer, all 
well known Broadway figures. 

Byars was with the Williamstown the- 
ater for three summers when Sacaroplis 
inducted him into the non-equity (non- union) 

"That was very pleasing for me to see 
that maybe my talents were being looked at 
in a professional way," Byars said. "I guess 
" non-equity' company meant a group of 
actors who were promising but did not have 
their equity cards yet. Most of those kids 
were from Yale and I felt very honored to be 

a part of that coterie. Sigourney Weaver was 
a part of that coterie." 

Byars also worked with Allison Mills 
who eventually played the mother on the 
now defunct ABC series The Wonder Years. 

After leaving Williamstown Byars 
headed for New York City. 

"I lived in New York for nine glorious 
months pounding the pavement and slowly 
realizing that I needed more training if I 
wanted to stay in the business," he said. 

Byars then got his masters in fine arts 
in acting with emphasis in stage movement 

See Byars/ Page 9 

'One of the Best' 

'She never 

knew a 

'Mrs. Clothilde' poses with Margie Huddleston after being named 'one of North wester n's 
best' in the 1991 Potpourri 

Clothilde Rains 
meant a lot to 
NSU students 

Kathey Wkndkrwf.kdle 

Current Sauce 

Northwestern lost a well-known and 
important part of its tradition last month. 
ARA cashier Clothilde Rains recently passed 
away at age 67 after a lengthy illness. 

Rains was a long-time resident of 
Natchitoches, but she was born in Provencal, 

"She made many friends and she was 
loved by many people. She was really a nice 
person — friendly to be around and friendly 
to everyone." said Grace Wardsworth, a 
worker in the ARA foodservice where 
C;ptjo;de worked for over 20 years. 

"She was a very faithful and pleasant 
person. She did a lot for the University and 
loved it very much," Marjorie " Margie" 
Huddleston, a very good friend of hers said. 
"She'll be missed greatly by everyone here. 
People and students have gone and left to 
get married and move on in life, but they 
always remembered and returned to see 
her. She was a great and respected lady, and 
she still is." 

Clothilde retired in April of last year 
from the University to take care of her 
husband, Raborn "Ray" Rains after his heart 

"She thought a lot of the students and 
worried about them," Raborn said. A lot of 
times, she would bring their problems home 
with her. She loved work, and to her that 

was the University — students and faculty 

"I met her through a mutual friend 
back in 1956 when Clothilde was working 
for the South Central Bell office here in 
town. I can remember her saying 'I want to 
introduce you to my friend, and she's coming 
over later today.' So, later that afternoon, I 
went back and met Clothilde. We dated, and 
were married a year later. She was always a 
friendly and cheerful person to be around, 
and she loved animals. Every Sunday she 
and I would go to Provencal to visit her 
mother and her sister. And she loved to see 
them as much as she loved to see all the 
animals. Our daughter had a cat when she 
was in school, and both my wife and I loved 
and took care of that cat." 

Clothilde also loved gardening, accord- 
ing to her husband. "I would have to prob- 
ably say her favorite flowers were gladiolas. 
She had some along the fence in the back- 
yard, and when she got so sick that she 
couldn't tend to them, she worried about 
them still. She was very devoted and never 
complained — even when she was hurting, 
she wouldn't give up." 

After working for South Central Bell 
for 14 years — until it closed in 1970, Rains 
worked at some small variety stores such as 
Reese's Variety and Todd's Department 
Store. She also attended the University's 
trade school, and began working with Mar- 
tin and Lucky Foodservice. 

Clothilde wasn't into socializing, she was 
happy just to be active with her daughter's 
PTA and other school functions. 

"The last social event that my wife and 
I attended was my army banquet just this 
past year." Raborne said. "Even though we 
didn't socialize much, she never knew a 
stranger. It's really tough without her here 

Clothilde had one daughter, Camille 
Ray Moran, who is a resident ofNatchitoches. 

New LSMSA director plans upgrade' 

New technology, 
simplified curricu- 

jum planned 

Jeremy Broussard 

Current Sauce 

Four years after teaching Rus- 
sian at the Louisiana School for 
Math, Science and the Arts, Dr. Rob- 
er t M. Peters has returned as the 
^hool's director. The new adminis- 
trator has made several plans to 
define the boundaries for change 
^d growth within the school, but 
^ e realizes his limits. 

Governing new changes at the 
^uisiana School won't be easy Pe- 
,ter s said, but he feels it can be ac- 
c °mplished through fair and careful 

"If there is anything I try to 
st and for it's fair play, predictability 
due process," Peters said. "That 
'oesn't mean people are going to 
: 'kewhat you do. But hopefully they 
; Ca 1 say, 'Well, it was fair, but I don't 
jSree with it. It was predictable, but 
: l don't agree with it. And at least 
^ e re was due process associated 
*ith it." 

Peters stressed that he cannot 
become the sole force to create or 
advocate changes in the Louisiana 
School. He expects ideas and inno- 
vations to originate within the 
school's faculty, staff and students. 

"I can't walk in here in the first 
month and articulate what all those 
parameters are because, frankly, the 
Louisiana School is not the Alabama 
School," Peters said. "And the pa- 
rameters for this school won't be the 
same as those that we had at the 
Alabama School." 

Peters has already changed the 
faculty structure by hiring Dr. 
Jacqueline Cole to fill the newly 
created director of academic affairs 
position at the Louisiana School. 
According to Peters, Cole's objective 
is to tactically lead the Louisiana 
School faculty through evaluations 
of scheduling, advising and curricu- 

"The present curriculum is, I 
think, too cumbersome . . . there's a 
need for change. However, that 
change has got to come out of the 
faculty. It can't be a change that I 
impose from the top. It can't be a 
change that Dr. Cole imposes," Pe- 
ters said. "I'm looking for the fac- 
ulty, with my strategic leadership 
and Dr. Cole's tactical leadership, to 
come up with their own anchors and 

Concert will discuss 
struggles and triumph 

"If lhare's anything 1 try to stand 
and due process 7 

Dawn Vaixery 

Current Sauce 

Robert Peters 
LSMSA Director 

framework for the curriculum." 

In addition to possible changes 
in curriculum, Peters plans to ex- 
pand the technological aspects of 
the school. 

"In order for us to be competi- 
tive, technology is going to have to 
be written with a capital T at the 
Louisiana School," Peters said. "We 
are going to have to anticipate the 
cutting edge." 

Peters' plans for technological 
change include adding labs, com- 
puter systems and research pro- 
grams. He feels that the changes 
are necessary to meet the growing 
competition for entrance into uni- 
versities and to stay ahead of the 
increased number of schools similar 
to the Louisiana School. He pointed 
out that only two schools like the 
Louisiana School existed 10 years 
ago. Now 10 exist nationwide and 
Peters anticipates the opening of 

three or four more within the next 

The new director stressed that 
the school will need to carefully plan 
before gaining any new technology. 
Buying new equipment cannot im- 
mediately solve problems and push 
the school into the 21 Century Pe- 
ters said. Programs must already 
exist to accept the technological 

"You don't buy technology and 
then fit the program around it," Pe- 
ters explained. 

He illustrated this by showing 
the difference between a foreign lan- 
guage professor and a computer sci- 
ence professor s need for a computer. 
A computer science professor needs 
computers to teach algorithms and 

See Peters/ Page 9 

The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will per- 
form at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magale Recital Hall. The orchestra, 
conducted by Dr. George Adams, will present Four Last Songs by 
Richard Strauss and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. 

Four Last Songs will feature soprano soloist Phyllis Seigler, 
associate professor of voice at Northwestern. 

An English translation of three poems, written by Herman 
Hesse and Von Eichendorf, will be read before each movement. Both 
the English and German translations will be included in the pro- 

The work, which was composed near the end of Strauss' life, 
moves from spring to fall, which is the time of rest. 

According to Adams, Four Last Songs is one of his favorite pieces 
of music. 

"It tells the story of a man who leaves the earthly struggle and 
triumphs without disappointment or fear, but with serene confi- 
dence in eternity and immortality," Adams said. 

Symphony No. 8 was composed before Dvorak's three year trip 
to America, during which he was inspired to write his more famous 
Symphony No. 9, otherwise known as the New World Symphony. 

Adams believes that Symphony No. 8 shows Dvorak at a time 
when his style was mature and at its peak. 

"He captured the essence of Czech folk music and was able to 
portray it in a symphonic setting," Adams said. "His appreciation for 
folk music permeates the work." 

Tickets for the performance are $5 for the general public and free 
to Northwestern students with a current identification card. For 
more information, call 357-4522. 



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EditQ PialQpinion 

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The Current Sauce is a student- 
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is published weekly during the fall 
and spring semesters and bi- 
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expressed herein are those of the 
specific writer and not necessarily 
those of the staff, its adxiser, the 
administration or the Board of 

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Or, our purpose for being here' 

While we don't normally answer letters to the editor, we re- 
ceived one this week that we felt deserved an answer: both out of 
service to the person who wrote it and also to clear some things up 
for the Northwestern community. 

First things first. The letter asked for an explanation as to why 

• Melissa Mabou was pictured on the front page of last week's paper. 
The letter stated that her being crowned "Miss City of Lights" had 

• nothing to do with Northwestern. We felt it did, since Mabou, and 
her predecessor (also pictured), were both Northwestern students 
and both would be going to the Miss Louisiana pageant again. We 

1 should also note that there was only a picture — no story. 

The Current Sauce strives to cover as wide a 
variety of campus news as possible, from the 
Greeks to ROTC, beauty pageants to horse 
shows : 

Next, the letter mentioned that we didn't cover the Tim McGraw 
concert. True, we didn't write a story on the concert, but we did run 
a picture with a caption that made reference to the SAB's success in 
getting a major name and consequently, a packed coliseum. Fur- 
: thermore, we ran articles on the subject in the two editions prior to 
the concert. This included one on the front page the week before 
r which discussed how the SAB got a name like McGraw and how 
i much of a success the concert would be as a result. 

The rest of the letter puzzled us, frankly. One part said "The 
i Current Sauce doesn't cover the students' news, they only cover 
; their own." True, we may not always cover everything on campus, 
; but we do our best with our limited staff. And, you can be sure that 
; if you tell us about something that is of interest to a substantial 
; amount of the student population, we will try our best to cover it in 

• some fashion. 

Furthermore, the Current Sauce can always use extra writers. 
\ If any of our readers want to help us cover the campus news, they are 

welcome to join the staff. 
: The Current Sauce strives to cover as wide a variety of campus 
j news as possible, from the Greeks to ROTC, beauty pageants to 
: horse shows. In addition, we also provide students with bits of local, 
i state and national news which we believe may interest them. 

One more thing we want to make clear: the Current Sauce is not 
; a public relations tool. We aren't here to make the Northwestern 
; administration or campus groups look good. We report the news, 
; both good and bad, for the consideration of the Northwestern 
I community. We feel that this is the best possible way in which we 

could serve the student body. 

I can not begin to count the 
times that I have entered a campus 
dining facility on Northwestern cam- 
pus and been disgusted by their over- 
priced and undercooked meals. It is 
hard enough to adjust to the rigors 
of a collegiate lifestyle without the 
added burden of wondering how one 
can make their meal plan stretch 
until the end of the semester or if 
you even want it to. 

The average student expects 
three meals a day, which includes a 
breakfast to start your morning off, 
a lunch to keep you going and a 
dinner that will satisfy your remain- 
ing hunger pains. If you are a stu- 
dent whohas a $618 variable, then 
odds are you will not get the three 
basic meals for the entire semester. 
One reason, that will prevent most 
students from being able to pur- 
chase three meals a day, is the in- 
creasing price of meals along with 
the reduction of specials. One ex- 
ample of a special that is no longer 
available is the dinner plate. The 
dinner plate served a main entree, 


Heather Urena, editor 


Heather Cooley, assistant editor 

Kelvin Pierre, editor 


Jane Baldwin, editor 

Sara Farrell, assistant editor 


Steve Horton 


Jeff Guin, Jonathan Tucker, Sarah Crooks 


Eric Thompson, Ad Representative 

Jeff Cryer, Business Manager 


Ron Henderson, Ad Design 

Nikole Neuner, Darkroom Manager 

ShakiraBaldw in 

Guest Column 

two vegetables and a bread for one 
affordable price. Now a vegetable 
alone costs 69 cents. 

Everything is charged sepa- 
rately. Yes, everything, even the 
condiments. About three weeks ago 
I went into Vic's cafeteria and de- 
cided I would like some chicken ten- 
ders. Well, then I decided I wanted 
some ranch dressing to go with my 
chicken tenders. So, I put a rela- 
tively small amount in a container 
and then I went to the cashier to pay 
for my food. That's when she in- 
formed that my ranch dressing would 
have to be weighed and I would be 

charged for the dressing. Well, I 
didn't know whether to laugh or 
scream, but I did neither because 
the cashier was only doing what she 
was told to do. 

Another example of ridiculous 
pricing is the price of Snapple, a type 
of bottled fruit drink, in Le Rendez- 
vous. One regular-sized bottle of 
snapple costs $1.75 in Le Rendez- 
vous, while the same bottle in a 
convenience store or grocery store 
costs from 69 to 99 cents. Other 
evidence of undercooked or unappe- 
tizingfood includes several personal 
experiences with gummy cornbread, 

overcooked rice and half-done beans. 
Of course, ARA Food Service feels 
that they are doing a wonderful job 
and everything should be just 
"peaches and cream" but then they 
can go home at night or any other 
mealtime and eat a meal that will 
satisfy instead of repulsing them. 
They even go so far as to actually 
take the time to investigate and com- 
pare the prices of their menu items 
to that of other fast food services. 
Only in a favorable light of course. 

I could go on and on about over- 
pricing and unappetizing food or the 
simple lack of culinary skill. But, 
that would not serve any purpose. 
The only way, that unsatisfied con- 
sumers such as myself and a large 
number of other students can make 
a difference and perhaps see some 
change, is to take a stand, voice your 
objections, become active in com- 
mittees that do these very things 
and do not waver in your convic- 

The only way your opinion can 
make a difference is if you voice it. 

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Clinton s policies polarize electorate 

Just as in 1992, change seems 
to be the mood that the rest of 
America has as it prepares to elect 
the 104th Congress Nov. 8. 

The growing distrust of Wash- 
ington in general is what Ross Perot 
and Bill Clinton seized on two years 
ago when America fired George 
Bush, but it seems now that Ameri- 
cans are even more upset with the 
professional politicians that write 
and pass the laws of the land. 

In 1992, America was so upset 
with the direction the country was 
heading that it overlooked the direc- 
tion Clinton wanted the country to 
go in and elected a fraud. 

Two years later, it seems 
America has a handle on the direc- 
tion Clinton and his cohorts in Con- 
gress want to take the country and 
has figured out it isn't change. 

The policies are some of the same 
ones, or slight variations of, the 
Great Society programs that came 
about under Lyndon B. Johnson in 
the 1960s and have failed miser- 

Clinton, a baby boomer that 
grew up in the 60s, knew that Ameri- 
cans were sick and tired of these 
Great Society programs when he 
ran for the presidency in 1992, so he 
became a chameleon. 

Clinton told America he was a 
"New Democrat." , 

We know now that this means 
he is a democrat that will lie will- 
ingly about himself and his past and 
misrepresent his policies so America 
won't figure out he is just a good, old 
fashioned liberal. 

Clinton told the American 
middle class that they would get a 
tax cut. It was unfair that Ronald 
Reagan had slashed the top mar- 
ginal tax rate, so Clinton was going 
to restore some fairness to the tax 
code with a rate reduction for the 


Always Right 

middle class. 

Since we've been able to watch 
Clinton's policies unfold, we know 
that "middle-class tax cut" means 
raising taxes on every American who 
drives a car. 

When Americans